3.1. Introductory Essay: Cartographic Aesthetics and Map Design

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. Chris Perkins1,
  2. Martin Dodge1 and
  3. Rob Kitchin2

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch27

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Perkins, C., Dodge, M. and Kitchin, R. (2011) Introductory Essay: Cartographic Aesthetics and Map Design, in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation (eds M. Dodge, R. Kitchin and C. Perkins), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • cartographic aesthetics and map design;
  • map, crafted using scientific principles;
  • aesthetics and design matter;
  • nature of design and aesthetics;
  • visual matters, little role in data collection;
  • ‘success’ of a symbol;
  • forms of mapping and aesthetics - thematic mapping based on quantitative data;
  • profusion of thematic cartography;
  • contextually-informed design

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The nature of design and aesthetics

  • Forms of mapping and aesthetics

  • The role of technologies

  • The contexts, politics and practice of design

  • References