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Maps: Map design

A guide to finding and using printed and digital maps.

If you are creating a map, either by using a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcGIS, or another method, such as Adobe Illustrator, it's important to think about  what your finished map looks like. You can create a map easily using GIS, but the default values are not necessarily going to give you an attractive and usable map.

There are a number of resources available to help you, both in print and online.

Online resources

Map design for specific purposes

Print resources