Cartographic Concepts and Resources

Maps communicate through abstraction. Map symbology like icons, colour choices, and  legends are central to map design. Here you will find information on cartographic methods to create attractive maps.

Overview of Coordinate Systems

An excellent overview of Coordinate Systems courtesy of Peter H. Dana. Developed in 1995, these materials form part of the larger project, The Geographer's Craft (Department of Geography, The University of Colorado at Boulder).

Overview of Map Projections

An excellent overview of Map Projections by Peter H. Dana. Developed in 1995, it is part of the larger The Geographer's Craft Project, Department of Geography, The University of Colorado at Boulder.

Units Converter

Convert is an easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions!

BC MSRM ARC/INFO and ArcView Symbology

The BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management has developed its own set of ARC/INFO and ArcView display symbology for all data that it uses. This symbology is intended to be adequate for simple viewing, but cannot replace custom design for cartographic products.