The Thematic Cartography short course assumes already existing basic
knowledge. It outlines how map making is not just about generating maps in the most obvious ways, but explains how to choose from a wide range of options, the map best-suited for the data while also attracting potential map readers through the map’s design.
The theory covers the most essential concepts of thematic cartography as well as less-known advanced cartographic ways of representing complex statistical data. Here, for demonstrating media’s increasing interest in maps, the course starts with a presentation on maps designed for a magazine.