Designed Maps

Book cover: Designed Maps (thumbnail) The ESRI Mapping Center blog reports on a new book from ESRI Press: Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users. It’s by Cynthia Brewer, who also wrote Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users (see previous entry).

The goal of the book is to offer a graphics-intensive presentation of published maps, providing cartographic details that will prompt GIS users to think about their own maps and how to improve them.
The book is organized into six chapters that each character a common map theme and begin with a brief introduction, a map that was redesigned three different ways, and follows up with examples and descriptions of published maps.