Booklets

Please note that these two booklets are almost identical to the first two chapters in the print-book Cartographer's Toolkit. These ebooks are still being made available as a digital alternative to the print-book, though some may wish to have both the digital books and the print book.

Colors For Maps

*This blog post on Colors For Maps includes a sample page from the booklet. 11/4/2010*

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Colors For Maps is a 40 page booklet in PDF format that contains 30 color palettes specifically chosen for mapping projects. Each palette is visualized in a sample map and in various combinations to make it easy to pick one. Color formulas are provided in RGB and HEX. The PDF format makes it easy to visualize the colors on-screen as well as to print them out on your in-house machines.

ArcGIS .style file included.

  • Table of Contents:
  • Introduction pg. 4
  • Color Reproduction pg. 5
  • Color Conventions pg. 6
  • Coordinated Palettes pgs. 8-18
  • Color Ramps pgs. 19-29
  • Differentiated Palettes pgs. 30-40
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PDF format. $9.95.

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What are others saying about the booklet? Some buyer feedback is on my blog entry here and on CartoTalk here.

Special Thanks to the following colleagues who provided suggestions and comments on the booklet: Nat Case, Head of Production, Hedberg Maps; Learon Dalby, Geo Program Manager, State of Arkansas; Don Meltz, Principal Planner, Don Meltz Planning and GIS; Amanda Taub, GIS Analyst, GISP.

Type for Maps

*This blog post on Type For Maps includes a sample page from the booklet. 4/19/2011*

Type For Maps is a 38 page booklet in PDF format that illustrates 50 typefaces that are optimal for mapping projects. Each typeface is visualized in a sample map, in text blocks, in a character table, and in a sample attribute hierarchy to make it easier to make typeface decisions. The PDF format makes it easy to visualize the typefaces on-screen as well as to print them out.

  • Table of Contents:
  • Introduction pg. 4
  • Important Definitions pg. 5
  • Map Typography pg. 6
  • How To Use This Booklet pg. 7
  • Standard Typefaces pgs. 8-18
  • Free Typefaces pgs. 19-29
  • For-Fee Typefaces pgs. 30-35
  • Symbols pg. 36
  • Additional Resources pg. 37
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PDF format. $9.95.

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Special Thanks to the following colleagues who provided suggestions and comments on the booklet: Richard Brocksmith, Director of Habitat Programs, Hood Canal Coordinating Council; Francois Goulet, Owner, FGCartographix; Hans van der Maarel, Owner, RedGeographics; Doug Noltemeier, Senior GIS Analyst, Jefferson County Information Services.

 
 
 

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