The previous post talked about Margaret Pearce’s call for an active, engaged map reader. Consider this post a call for cartography that’s good enough to keep the attention of those active, engaged map readers. There are tons of great blogs and websites out there that focus on cartographic design – from the high end conceptual approaches to map-making all the way through to the nuts and bolts of how to find and load different symbol sets. I’ll try to highlight a number of those in the coming weeks (it is poster season after all). For now, here’s a good blog to start with – Map Practical.
They had me at “classic mountain stamp” symbol sets.
From MapPractical’s blog description:
Welcome to Map Practical, where the cartography gets done. These are the cartographic trenches, the domain of greasy hands, busted knuckles, and sore mouse fingers. This is the home of techniques, tutorials, and tricks of all things map. Here’s how we do it; your job is to make it look good!