Catégorie : Rapports

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[RAPPORT] ECL Cartographic design

This following proposal is an additional task that complements the ESPON ECL Task 4 report. We propose to re-design 10 ESPON maps from the Second ESPON 2013 Synthesis Report, (1) on the basis of all the mapping guide recommendations and (2) respecting the ESPON corporate identity. This proposal is intended to mean a reflection on a compromise between scientific and political issues. This work focus on three main aspects: – Aesthetical considerations (colors, symbol style, graphic effects, etc.); – Layout and map staging (legend, titles, etc.); – Enhancing statistical and geographical information. Even if those aspects might be incompatible among themselves and since...

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[RAPPORT] ECL mapping guide

  This guide sets out to present the choices open to designers for effective and attractive cartographic representations. Maps can deceive (Monmonier, 1993) or conversely come very close to reality. The message and its mode of representation need to be chosen. Thus to reproduce a complex reality in a three-dimensional world, the cartographer needs to be able to get the right balance by sorting, selection, hierarchisation, and modelling of the data to be represented or the message to deliver. By carrying out this task of simplification, whether deliberately or unconsciously, the cartographer therefore always produces a graphic representation that is...

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[RAPPORT] ESPON mapping guide

Maps are a great way of displaying statistical data. It allows summarizing a complex and important information into clear and compact presentation. They can bring a great help in spotting patterns within data. Maps are accessible for many reasons. People understand maps (at least, think they do). People like maps because they attract attention and brighten up presentation. Nevertheless, and in a scientific versus, the interest of the representation of geographical information on maps can be summarized in three main points The localisation is the most elementary subject related to geographic information. It allows answering to question “Where can we find this phenomenon?” The precision of the localisation...