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The Art of Cartography

Cartography is man’s attempt to communicate spatial information in a symbolic form that is easy to understand and interpret. It involves things like scale, projection, and orientation. In order to create a beautiful and accurate map, a cartographer must balance several different areas.

First, they must determine the area and the objects to be mapped, or the map’s agenda. This is known as map editing. It answers the question of whether the cartographer is making a topographical world map or a demographic map of Asia.

Then, a cartographer will begin to translate the three dimensional world unto the flat surface of the map.… Read the rest

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