GEOG 486
Cartography and Visualization

Summary and Final Tasks


Summary and Final Tasks


You’ve reached the end of Lesson 7! In this lesson, we explored the concept of multivariate mapping, wherein multiple data attributes are visualized in one map. We discussed the many ways in which cartographers visualize complex data, including with multivariate choropleths, cartograms, cluster analysis, and multivariate glyphs. In the case of a particular additional variable—uncertainty—we discussed intrinsic vs. extrinsic uncertainty depiction, as well as usefully intuitive visual variables such as crispness and resolution. 

In Lab 7, we compiled a document with a set of maps intended to influence a group of decision-makers at the United Nations. In doing so, we explored the challenge of mapping multivariate data (and used the compare small-multiples technique), as well as adequately visualizing uncertainty. In this course, we have often made multiple maps in one lab—this assignment provides an example of how such maps might be combined with text in a practical and important mapping task. In Lab 8, we take on a less serious topic—creating an interactive basemap inspired by a favorite work of art. 

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 7 tasks!

You have reached the end of Lesson 7! Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 7 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 8.