Cartography

Mapping webinar – Why is good cartography important?

Mapping webinar – Why is good cartography important?

Good cartography is important because a well-designed map communicates its message better than a badly designed one. If you stop to look at the many maps you encounter every day, you’ll soon realize that the quality of maps varies widely. Some maps are attractive graphics which are clear and easy to read. Some are adequate but not inspiring, while others ...

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Web Cartography: Designing Map Titles with Transparent Gradient Backgrounds

Web Cartography: Designing Map Titles with Transparent Gradient Backgrounds

In this video, I provide code and show you how to design floating DIVs that have transparent gradient backgrounds. This makes it appear as though your slippy map is dissolving underneath your title or legend. Files can be obtained at the Web Cartography Website: http://www.ian.muehlenhaus.com/webcar… under Book Resources. This video is a supplemental component to the textbook “Web Cartography: Map ...

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Adobe Photoshop for Cartographers and Mapmaking: Content-Aware Object Deletion

Adobe Photoshop for Cartographers and Mapmaking: Content-Aware Object Deletion

This tutorial shows you how to use Content-Aware deletions to eliminate unwanted objects from an image (in this example, eliminate cows from a field of grass) and make it appear that they were never there. This is very useful for creating textured swatches or large background images for maps. You can also use this tool to delete ex-significant others from ...

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