"Building on their solid first edition, Krygier and Wood have created a new and much richer follow-up. The second edition represents a serious reworking of subject matter and graphics. The book uses extraordinary map exemplars to address the full range of basic cartographic concepts and to demonstrate many subtle and advanced design techniques as well. Making Maps is appropriate for beginning to intermediate college cartography students and others who want to tap into the power of map creation. Addressing current social issues including map agendas, ethics, and democracy, it is the kind of book that will inspire readers and cultivate admiration for the field."--James E. Meacham, Senior Research Associate and InfoGraphics Lab Director, Department of Geography, University of Oregon "Krygier and Wood’s book should be used by anyone interested in the way the world looks, the way the world works, or the way the world should be. It remains the most accessible yet comprehensive guide of its kind. The second edition meets the needs and expectations of the 'Google generation' of map users while remaining true to the guiding principles that govern how maps look, work, and function. The very accessible, extensively illustrated format makes the book easily usable by students at all levels, as well as those taking steps to develop expertise in cartographic design."
--Paul Longley, Department of Geography, University College London, United Kingdom
"Should be examined by anyone charged with communicating issues and ideas through geography. Authored by two respected cartographers, this volume provides comprehensive and thorough instruction on virtually every aspect of map design. It is a great book for students who are just starting to create maps and for practitioners needing a refresher on the fundamentals of map design....The book''s major strength is the enormous amount of practical how-to information that is packed into each section....A distinctive characteristic of the book is its slightly irreverent or whimsical bent...This volume is a valuable nuts-and-bolts introduction to map making that can help both students and practitioners create effective and insightful cartography."
--Journal of Planning Literature
"I find this book''s approach to key geospatial concepts to be extremely effective, user-friendly, and just plain helpful....Delivers useful map making insights, quickly, simply, and appropriately."
--Journal of the American Planning Association (on the prior edition)
"A comprehensive manual that explains how you can obtain data, organise and transform it, and query its accuracy....It''s a highly illustrated book with each page having as much space devoted to maps and other figures as text....This makes the information succinct and immediately accessible, whether you''re reading from cover to cover or using the book as a reference work....There are some brilliant literary map quotations that accompany each chapter and some intriguing un-annotated maps to consider. This book adds to the growing list of Guilford Press ''cartographic classics.''"
--International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education (on the prior edition)
"This book is a compact, readable volume....It would be of interest to those teaching introductory cartography or GIS courses where map design issues are introduced....This volume would be useful as both a guide for instructors and as a textbook for the students....For people working in GIS settings, it would serve as an indispensable office reference to consult on a daily basis for assistance with mapping dilemmas...Making Maps is a visual adventure, with numerous maps and diagrams taking the place of the text....The illustrations are the focal point of each chapter, with the text relegated to a supporting role. By replacing pages of text with clear, concise visual examples, the authors manage to provide a wealth of material on the map making process in an economy of pages."
--Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (on the prior edition)