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Geography: Cartography


Resources with emphasis on cartography.

Recommended Websites

Oddens' bookmarks
Book marks - links about maps and mapping on the internet - updated by Odden, a map curator of Utrecht University.

Mapthematics: Projections
A list and description of map projections.

USGS Map Projection poster
This site gives the key properties, characteristics, and preferred uses of important projections and of those frequently used by mapmakers today.

A Gallery of Map Projections by Paul Anderson
A collection of map projection images and links to useful websites. 

Decision Support System for Map Projections of Small Scale Data
A cool interactive tool for selecting an optimum map projection considering various factors.

A public forum for cartography and design.

History of Cartography
Tutorials in the history of cartography.

Map History/History of Cartography
Use this site to find information about old maps. Its collection of links to online maps is just amazing - check Images of early maps.

Selected Journals

The Cartographic Journal  [Aberystwyth, Wales: British Cartographic Society]

Cartographica  [Toronto: University of Toronto Press]

Imago Mundi  [Berlin: Selbstverlag des Bibliographikon..]

Mercator's World  [Eugene, OR: Aster Pub. Corp.] - discontinued

Mappamonde [Montpellier, France: RECLUS] - discontinued

Selected Resources

E-book: Principles of Map Design
(2010) Judith A. Tyner
Introduction to cartography - including recommended web resources and powerpoint slides.

E-book: GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design
(2009) Gretchen N. Peterson
GIS cartography tips and practices.

E-book: Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools & Applications
(2008) Martin Dodge, et al.
A collection of papers on geovisualization/cartography.

History of Cartography
Location: MAIN Government Information. 526.09 H673
Harley, J. B. & Woodward, David. (1987-). The history of cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Multivolume work. Each volume focuses on a different time period or society.

Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers
Location: MAIN Government Information (Reference Room).  526.0922 T671d 1999
Tooley, R. V. (1999). Tooley’s dictionary of mapmakers. Tring, Herts, England: Map Collector Publications.

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