Cartographer’s Toolkit

Currently reading Cartographer’s Toolkit by Gretchen Peterson, and loving the visual approach the book takes. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, cartography is simply a technical name for the art of mapping and map creation. Peterson’s book is literally a toolkit for mapping professionals and amateurs alike, walking the reader through the best types of fonts, color schemes, and map styles to use in designing your own maps.

I particularly love her templated approach, where each page shows the same base geography while using different font pairings. There are some ideas in the book that will certainly influence my own approach to designing my upcoming pennant race book.

To take a look at some of her work, follow this link: Cartographer’s Toolkit.

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Ken Cherven is the Founder and Curator of the website. He loves to merge baseball data with all sorts of visualization methods - charts, network graphs, maps, etc. to provide greater insight into underlying data patterns. Ken also authors books about baseball and visualization, and loves to listen to jazz while drinking some wine, craft beer, or bourbon.