The blog series, The Hidden Meanings of Maps posted by Anne-Laure Freant, is well worth reading for all who make and use maps. The main theme to the blog set is basically – how well does a map carry its meaning to viewers? The map making blog series includes the following topics:
– Between the Lines of Legends
– The Art of Data Selection
– Making a point of Mapping
As Ms. Freant notes:
Just like the photographer or the painter, the map maker turns into a messenger bringing back data “from above” to the people “on the ground”. It is not meaningless, and it is certainly never purely objective.