Understanding map design - a cross-cultural Comparison

Translated title of the contribution: Understanding map design - a cross-cultural Comparison

Stephan Angsüsser, Liqiu Meng

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This article compares selected aspects of German and Chinese cartographic symbol designs. Cultural preferences concerning class boundaries, standardization issues and sign interactions are documented and assessed. The article correlates the cartographic symbol findings with the respective cultural differences.

Translated title of the contributionUnderstanding map design - a cross-cultural Comparison
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalKartographische Nachrichten
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • China
  • Cross-Cultural Cartography
  • Germany
  • Map Design
  • Map Icons
  • Regional Cartography


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