Summary and Final Tasks
You've reached the end of Lesson 8! This lesson, we discussed the related topics of cartographic generalization and multiscale maps, as well as how these concepts are integral to creating effective interactive web-maps. While introducing new mapping techniques (e.g., animated maps, virtual reality) we discussed both the opportunities and challenges that new technologies in map-making provide. Using Mark Monmonier's conceptualization of fast maps, we discussed how even static maps have taken new forms in recent years due to the ability of social media to spread such maps fast, far, and wide.
In Lab 8, we used a new cartographic tool—Mapbox Studio—to create an interactive basemap inspired by a favorite piece of art. In Lesson 9, we continue along this trajectory of focus on interactivity and web-based map dissemination. We move next from creating an interactive basemap to an interactive thematic map and visual graphics with data visualization software Tableau.
Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 8 tasks!
You have reached the end of Lesson 8! Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 8 Overview page to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Lesson 9.