### Map Scale: Scale Bar, Inset Map and Ratio Text

There are several ways to help readers understand map scale and distance. For example, cartographers use scale bars, locator maps, stated and ratio scale.

### Flow Maps: Linking Movement with Direction Lines

Cartographers use lines to show the movement of phenomenon (people, ideas or money) in flow maps. To show the magnitude, they change the width of flow lines

### Cartogram Maps: Data Visualization with Exaggeration

Cartogram maps distorts reality to convey information. It accomplishes this by resizing and exaggerating any variable using a polygons geometry.

### How to Sketch a Voronoi Diagram with Thiessen Polygons

In a Voronoi Diagram, when you take a point in any given Thiessen polygon, it indicates that it’s closer to that generating point than to any other.

### Choropleth Maps – A Guide to Data Classification

Equal intervals, quantile, natural breaks, pretty breaks- data classification methods generate different choropleth maps. We explain the types of maps here.

### Define Your Key Features Symbology with a Map Legend

A map legend is used to define features in a map. Point, line and polygon symbols in a legend key is the driving-force to understand what is found in a map.

### Cartographer Jobs: Are They Still Relevant in the 21st Century?

We give you a job profile of the modern cartographer. Cartographers specialize in graphic design, color history and often Geographic Information Systems

### 33 Map Elements to Include in Cartographic Design: A ‘How to’ Guide to Map Making

This guide is like your compass – these 33 mapping tips will guide you in the right direction and show you how to create stunning cartographic maps.

### Quantile Classification in GIS

Quantile classification divides classes so that the total number of features in each class are approximately the same (which is useful for showing rankings)

### Natural Earth Data – Free GIS Public Domain Data

Natural Earth data is a free raster and vector (cultural and physical) data package containing the most common elements that you need to create a map.