Rethinking Map Legends with Visualization

@article{Dykes2010RethinkingML,
  title={Rethinking Map Legends with Visualization},
  author={Jason Dykes and Jo Wood and Aidan Slingsby},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year={2010},
  volume={16},
  pages={890-899}
}
This design paper presents new guidance for creating map legends in a dynamic environment. Our contribution is a set ofguidelines for legend design in a visualization context and a series of illustrative themes through which they may be expressed. Theseare demonstrated in an applications context through interactive software prototypes. The guidelines are derived from cartographicliterature and in liaison with EDINA who provide digital mapping services for UK tertiary education. They enhance… CONTINUE READING

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