Cartography refers to the making of maps.
- This leaves coordinates in lat/long, and is often called unprojected.
While these can be plotted as an x-y cartesian grid, the resulting
distortions have no redeeming features.
- Traditional paper maps observed a number of conventions (scale bars,
north arrows, grids, legends, and so on).
- Many contemporary maps will never be printed on paper, and will go
straight into a Power Point Presentation or Word Document. In this
case you should consider the most effective use of your space--you want as
much map as possible, and as little white space separating the marginal
information. You should consider how much marginal information is
necessary (scale bar probably is, but it can be in a corner and allow the
map body to go all the way to the edge of the page or screen).
Cartography operations in MICRODEM
Last revision 6/18/2010