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January 30, 2012 11:41 am

What separates a great map from a terrible one is choosing which data to use and how best to present it. How will you signify elevation and forestation? How will you imply  the hierarchy of city sizes? How big must a town (or an airport, or a  body of water) be to warrant inclusion? And how will you convey all of  this with a visual scheme that’s clean and attractive?

What separates a great map from a terrible one is choosing which data to use and how best to present it.

How will you signify elevation and forestation? How will you imply the hierarchy of city sizes? How big must a town (or an airport, or a body of water) be to warrant inclusion? And how will you convey all of this with a visual scheme that’s clean and attractive?