D. W. Rhind
Making a national atlas of population by computer
Rhind, D. W.; Evans, I. S.; Visvalingam, M.
I. S. Evans
This paper describes the conceptual and practical problems encountered and solved in producing a multi-colour atlas of population characteristics in Great Britain. The atlas itself is in A4 format; it consists of some thirty-four maps of Great Britain in four colours and the same number of regional maps, together with descriptive text. All maps were plotted on a laser plotter with a resolution of 127 microns. The paper describes how mapping of ratios, such as percentages, was found to be highly misleading and describes the novel probability mapping solution adopted, based on the signed chi-square statistic. In addition, the rationale for selecting the class intervals and for selecting colour schemes is described.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||The cartographic journal|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||Rhind, D. W., Evans, I. S., & Visvalingam, M. (1980). Making a national atlas of population by computer. The Cartographic journal, 17(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1179/caj.19220.127.116.11|
|Keywords||Cartography -- Data processing|
|Additional Information||Copy of an article published in The cartographic journal, 1980, v. 17, no.1 at: http://www.maneyonline....10.1179/caj.1918.104.22.168|
© The British Cartographic Society 1980