Topographic Maps: Methodological Approaches for Analyzing Cartographic Style

  title={Topographic Maps: Methodological Approaches for Analyzing Cartographic Style},
  author={Alexander J. Kent},
  journal={Journal of Map \& Geography Libraries},
  pages={131 - 156}
  • A. Kent
  • Published 29 June 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
Despite their status and ubiquity, modern state topographic maps are seldom the topic of cartographic research. There is a notable deficiency in the number of empirical studies that investigate their design, or, given their heritage, examine their symbology with a view to identifying the ingredients of style. The issue of stylistic similarities and differences raises important questions for the history and development of map symbology and the wider relationship between maps and society. The… 
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