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Layout Design Settings / Graphical Semiology

Maps are made with the fundamental objective of conveying as simple as possible some geographical information to the reader.
The layout design settings as well as the graphical semiology (generic term for theoretical consideration of cartographic symbols peculiar to a French Cartographer J. Bertin) are focused to that end. If the map has not been carefully designed, it will not only be poor but also an incomprehensible map. Take the objectives of this lesson as necessary needs to get answers to: How to set up map layout and cartographic symbols optimally.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to choose a map size and a map scale
  • Be able to organise your map elements in an optimal way
  • Know the meaning of typography in maps
  • Know how lettering in maps is done
  • Master all the rules for improving the readability of the map
  • Be able to design beautiful maps.
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