Looking for the best Cartography books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.
- Cartography. (2018)
- Cartographer’s Toolkit: Colors, Typography, Patterns (2012)
- How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps: A Creative Guide with Tips, Tricks, and Projects (2018)
- How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps: Step by Step Cartography for Gamers and Fans (2015)
- Cartography: The Ideal and Its History (2019)
- Crime Mapping and Spatial Aspects of Crime (2nd Edition) (2008)
- The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (2007)
- Cartography: An Introduction (2017)
- Mapping Your Community (First Guides to Maps) (2008)
- After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century (2018)
- Onto-Cartography: An Ontology of Machines and Media (Speculative Realism EUP) (2014)
- The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (2010)
Winner of the 2019 International Cartographic Conference – Educational Products award A lavishly illustrated reference guide, Cartography. by Kenneth Field is an inspiring and creative companion along the nonlinear journey toward making a great map.
Cartographer’s Toolkit: Colors, Typography, Patterns (2012)
Cartographer’s Toolkit is like a big cheat-sheet for cartography. Its three chapters: Colors, Typography, and Composition Patterns build from individual map components to cohesive cartographic constructions. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction explaining relevant theory, key definitions, and usage suggestions. The pages that follow each introduction provide an abundance of visual demonstrations that are the basis for the tools in the toolkit.
How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps: A Creative Guide with Tips, Tricks, and Projects (2018)
With wonderful examples and easy-to-follow instructions, this beautifully illustrated how-to book makes it simple and fun to create one-of-a-kind hand-drawn maps. Helpful templates, grids, and guidelines complement a detailed breakdown of essential cartographic elements and profiles of talented international map artists.
How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps: Step by Step Cartography for Gamers and Fans (2015)
The power of creation is at your fingertips!Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps.
Cartography: The Ideal and Its History (2019)
Over the past four decades, the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and mapping practices across time and space. As the current director of the project that has produced these volumes, Matthew H. Edney has a unique vantage point for understanding what “cartography” has come to mean and include.
Crime Mapping and Spatial Aspects of Crime (2nd Edition) (2008)
Spatial Aspects of Crime: Theory and Practice is the first book specifically designed to teach the theoretical and practical aspects of mapping for criminal justice purposes. First, the book provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and empirical realities of the spatial aspects of crime.
The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (2007)
A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year It’s the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure.
Cartography: An Introduction (2017)
Second expanded edition of the BCS’s popular introduction to Cartography. This is aimed at anyone either interested in maps or who creates maps at various levels of competency. It gives guidance, knowledge and principles of Cartography. An indispensable tool for improving your mapmaking ability and knowledge. #1,325,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2369 in Earth Sciences (Books) #2984 in Geography (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Mapping Your Community (First Guides to Maps) (2008)
Why do we use maps? How can you map your classroom? What does a map of your state look like? Read this title learn how communities can be mapped. Different uses for maps are explained, and readers can learn how maps of their school, neighborhood, city and state might look. Map-making activities teach readers to map their street and classroom.
After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century (2018)
For most of the twentieth century, maps were indispensable. They were how governments understood, managed, and defended their territory, and during the two world wars they were produced by the hundreds of millions. Cartographers and journalists predicted the dawning of a “map-minded age,” where increasingly state-of-the-art maps would become everyday tools.
Onto-Cartography: An Ontology of Machines and Media (Speculative Realism EUP) (2014)
Onto-Cartography gives an unapologetic defense of naturalism and materialism, transforming these familiar positions and showing how culture itself is formed by nature. Bryant endorses a pan-ecological theory of being, arguing that societies are ecosystems that can only be understood by considering nonhuman material agencies such as rivers and mountain ranges alongside signifying agencies such as discourses, narratives, and ideologies.
The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (2010)
As seen in O: The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Cool Hunting, and countless other media outlets, The Map as Art is available now in a paperback edition.
Best Cartography Books to Read
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Python for ArcGIS Pro: Automate cartography and data analysis using ArcGIS Python modules, Jupyter Notebooks, and pandas
Author(s): William Parker, Silas Toms
ID: 3165873, Publisher: Packt Publishing - ebooks Account, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub
Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, Fourth Edition
Author(s): Terry A. Slocum, Robert B McMaster, Fritz C. Kessler, Hugh.H Howard
ID: 3422205, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2022, Size: 74 Mb, Format: pdf
Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of the Americas
Author(s): Mirela Altic
ID: 3451897, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2022, Size: 39 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.