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Research Commons

A space and place for those seeking help with research-related needs.

Overview

Cartography & Visualizing Maps

General design considerations include includes coloring, map extent, labels, boundaries, interactivity, 3D models, and more. . .

Map Elements

Map Design

Title

Colors and Shading

Map Symbols

Typography / Font

Legend

Focus of Attention

Map Scale

Map element hierarchy

North Arrow

Figure-

Map Area

 

Labels

 

Borders and Neatlines

 

Graticule or Coordinate Grid

 

 

From UIUC LibraryGuides