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ravells
11-01-2010, 07:34 AM
A great guide available here. (http://www.lojic.org/techhelp/pdfs/Positioning_Names_on_Maps.pdf)

An absolute must of a read IMO.

:: Edit :: This is too good a resource to lose to a broken link. PDF attached below.

Aval Penworth
11-01-2010, 09:37 AM
Crimeney!!! 17 pages of place name positioning wisdom!

tilt
11-01-2010, 10:00 AM
lots for good tips in there - thanks for sharing :)

Korash
11-01-2010, 01:14 PM
Yup, this is a must read. Must remember to DL when I get home.

I also think that a link to either this post or the PDF should be placed in the Quick Start Guide. And sticky this thread.

Anyhoot, Thanks Rav and have some rep for the Find!

EDIT: sorry Rav. Thumping you with my Twig of Repping will aslo have to wait till I get home... :(

ravells
11-01-2010, 01:46 PM
GMTA Korash. Already in the Quickstart!

Gallifreyan
11-02-2010, 12:16 AM
Whoa, 17 pages on labeling alone!? I'm definitely going to read this, thanks for sharing! Too bad I can't rep you for it yet.

waldronate
11-02-2010, 02:21 AM
I hadn't seen this article before and it looks like a good one.

Pretty much anything by Imhof is good reference material. http://www.library.ethz.ch/exhibit/imhof/index_e.html is an excellent set of inspirational cartography. "Cartographic Relief Presentation" ( http://www.amazon.com/Cartographic-Relief-Presentation-Eduard-Imhof/dp/1589480260/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288675199&sr=8-1 ) is a good read for anyone interested in cartography.

ravells
11-02-2010, 05:47 AM
My second hand copy of 'Principles of Cartography' by Erwin Raisz has just arrived and that's a stunner too.

tgouletfrancois
11-02-2010, 01:49 PM
I hadn't seen this article before and it looks like a good one.

Pretty much anything by Imhof is good reference material. http://www.library.ethz.ch/exhibit/imhof/index_e.html is an excellent set of inspirational cartography. "Cartographic Relief Presentation" ( http://www.amazon.com/Cartographic-Relief-Presentation-Eduard-Imhof/dp/1589480260/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288675199&sr=8-1 ) is a good read for anyone interested in cartography.

Anyone interested in maps should read Imhof... Did it in my earlier years as a cartographer, but I which they would have made us read it in school...

waldronate
11-02-2010, 05:41 PM
My second hand copy of 'Principles of Cartography' by Erwin Raisz has just arrived and that's a stunner too.

I also recommend "Mapping the World" by Raisz and "An Outline of Geography" by James (it has a number of good illustrations by Raisz). http://www.raiszmaps.com is a good source for Raisz maps, too.

I have the illustrations from the Raisz books cleanly scanned in, but I can't post them due to copyright issues (I bought an extra sacrificial copy that was in relatively poor condition just to feed to the scanner). Pages 80-81 in "Principles of Cartography" are truly wonders of his style, in my opinion. The smooth transitions from landform type to landform type always hold me fascinated whenever I get near them.

ravells
11-02-2010, 06:48 PM
Yes, those illos on pages 80 -81 send me every time I look at them. They are posted on the web somewhere....here's the link: (http://www.decorative-maps.com/map-symbols-raisz-physiography.html)

Sonnenfalke
11-26-2010, 05:34 AM
thank you very much ... it's a must have for cartographers ^^

cereth
12-19-2010, 11:01 AM
Wow...amazing stuff. I am immediately adding "Cartographic Relief Presentation" and "Principles of Cartography" to my wish list. :)

Redrobes
12-19-2010, 01:00 PM
I must have missed this first time around. Yes a definite must read. Very clear instruction with good / poor contrasting diagrams to show where and why to put labels down. I'll rep if I am able.

Neorael
04-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Thx for sharing :)

vorropohaiah
06-16-2012, 07:13 AM
great resource! very clear diagrams as well

Worldbuilding
01-17-2013, 09:26 AM
Where and how to place names on a map is one of the main areas I struggle with and worry about, so this is a fantastic find. I'll be printing this guide off and having a good read through it all.

Black_Rose
03-21-2013, 06:02 AM
I read this article and made some notes. Basically it's a 2 page summarised version containing the basic points. I left out the last couple of sections after Areal Designations as I figured I already covered the main points/points that would be useful for me. If anybody is interested I've attached a PDF version of my summary.

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aquarits
03-21-2013, 01:18 PM
thank you very much for this article, it will help me in my next map :D