Chapter 1: Context and Concepts
Chapter 1 has explained:
- What this guide is about and how crime mapping fits in the historical context of mapmaking.
- Why cartography is both an art and a science.
- Why it is important to balance costs and benefits when considering map design and production.
- That maps can represent information relating to both time and geographic space.
- The meaning and significance of map projections and coordinate systems.
- The traditional elements that help
provide consistency and interpretability in maps.
- The types of information provided by maps.
- Measurement systems and their
relevance to mapping.
- The meaning of the term "thematic map."
- The ethical responsibilities of crime mappers.
- The difficulties associated with the black and white reproduction of maps that were originally in color.
- The importance of thinking about the causes underlying the patterns that we map and analyze.
- The meaning and possible application of cartograms in crime mapping.
- Why we should realize that we can
lie with maps just as we can lie with statistics.
What's Next in Chapter 2?|
- What crime maps should do and how they should do it.
- How to choose the right kind of crime map.
- Types of thematic maps.
- Why the data should be explored.
- How to choose class intervals in numerical data.
- What is involved in crime map design.
- How crime map design, abstraction, and legibility are related.