3.2. Interplay of Elements, from Cartographic Relief Presentation

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

Published Online: 21 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch28

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Imhof, E. (2011) Interplay of Elements, from Cartographic Relief Presentation, 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.ch28

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

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:

  • interplay of elements - cartographic relief presentation;
  • Imhof's classic work, Kartographische Geländerdarstellung - relief in topographic maps;
  • relief image - containing symbols;
  • cartography, art of moderation - careful balancing of things;
  • terrain representation and textual matter;
  • contours and slope- or shading-hachures - on principle of ‘the steeper, the darker’;
  • contour systems forms;
  • relief shading, combined - with ground and vegetation colours in small-scale maps;
  • contours with equal vertical intervals - large- and medium-scale maps;
  • maps of this type - symbols employed working against one another

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • The nature and effect of interplay

  • Combination of various elements of terrain representation

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also