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GEO 446 GIS Ch. 3
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A visual representation of geospatial data that conveys some sort of message to its reader.
The art and science of making maps.
A map that serves to show the location of features, rather than thematic information.
A map created by the USGS to show landscape and terrain as well as the location of features on the land.
A map that displays a particular theme or feature.
A type of thematic map in which data are displayed according to one of several different classifications.
Altering count data values so that they are at the same level of representing the data (such as using them as a percentage).
Various methods used for grouping (and displaying) values on a choropleth map.
A data-classification method that selects class break levels by searching for spaces in the data values.
A data-classification method that selects class break levels by taking the total span of values (from highest to lowest) and dividing by the number of desired classes.
A data-classification method that attempts to place an equal number of values in each class.
A data-classification method that computes break values by using the mean of the data values and the average distance a value is away from the mean.
A range of colors that are applied to the thematic data of a map.
The use of various hues in representing ranges of values on a map.
The use of different-sized symbology to convey thematic information on a map.
The assemblage and placement of various map elements used in constructing a map.
A pre-made arrangement of items in a map layout.
The real-world size or extent of an area.
A metric used to determine the relationship between measurements made on a map and their real-world equivalents.
Representative Fraction (RF)
A value indicating how many units of measurement on the map are the equivalent of a number of units of measurement in the real world.
A map with a lower value for its representative fraction. Such maps will usually show a large geographic area.
A graphical device used to represent scale on a map.
Descriptive information used to represent scale on a map.
A graphical device used on a map as an explanation of what the various map symbols and colors represent
A graphical device used to show the orientation of the map.
Descriptive information about map properties that will change as those properties change or are updated.
How features are displayed on a map to emphasize their levels of prominence.
A border that can be placed around some or all map elements in a layout.
Maplex Label Engine
A toolset in ArcMap that allows for a greater degree of flexibility and options for labeling features.
A method of adding text to a map that allows for individual pieces of text to be edited separately.
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