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    Default Positioning names on maps

    A great guide available here.

    An absolute must of a read IMO.

    :: Edit :: This is too good a resource to lose to a broken link. PDF attached below.
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    Crimeney!!! 17 pages of place name positioning wisdom!
    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go..

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    lots for good tips in there - thanks for sharing
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    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...
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    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.
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    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-R...8675199&sr=8-1 ) is a good read for anyone interested in cartography.

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    My second hand copy of 'Principles of Cartography' by Erwin Raisz has just arrived and that's a stunner too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldronate View Post
    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-R...8675199&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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    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.

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