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Course Content   ::  Lesson 10  ::   Assignment 8

Reading

Monmonier, M. (1996). Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, How to Lie with Maps (Second ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Discussion

Scales, projections, and symbols
What does the author say about the use and understanding of map scales, projections, and symbols? Why is this important?

Generalizations
Discuss geometric generalization and content generalization. What factors are needed to refine the elvel of detail on a map to avoid geographic interference between area boundaries and other line symbols?

Computer mapping
What does Monmonier warn about with computer mapping software based on "default" classification schemes? Can you give an example from the computer maps you've been reviewing?

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