Navigating Preconceptions to Create Better Maps
Track: Cartographic Design
Authors: Kristin Hart
Reworking existing maps can be daunting as an audience’s expectations are often set. Upon receiving the task of updating the data in a series of maps that had been updated in the same format and symbology for 10 years, we took this as a challenge to improve the quality of the cartographic products, which proved to be as much a challenge in psychology as in cartography. This paper intends to document actions taken to please the audience while still improving the overall quality of the maps.