Welcome To Indiemapper Help! Here we share our insights and tips for making great thematic maps. Our goal is to cover the important concepts in cartography and flag the important decision points in the map-making process. As with many activities in life, there isn't always a single best answer in cartography, and in those cases we've tried to outline some of the pros and cons to different solutions. Indiemapper makes it easy to experiment - so don't be shy.

This help system is not meant as a replacement for a full textbook on cartography, rather it is a quick reference guide for those moments when you're stumped, unsure of what to do next, or unfamiliar with the terminology. While the recommendations on these pages are quick and not loaded with academic references, please appreciate that they represent a thoughtful synthesis of decades of map-making research.

General Map Making Topics

Univariate Thematic Map Types

Multivariate Thematic Map Types

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