Great post! When I first starting attempting to make maps it was back in the late 1979. I borrowed a world atlas from my parents and tried to emulate what they used. Stars for country capitals, black dot in a circle for cities, etc. Now time travel to the present that are an abundance of options that it can make one's head spin with frustration. What should I use? That is the question.
I am currently working on a gazetteer for a world. I need to stay consistent and I need to ensure that the information I provide to the end user can easily be obtained by the end user.
Thank you for the two that posted the links to the article and the .pdf.