Cartography question

Techniques, equipment and issues. Also visit the NSS Survey & Cartography Section.

Moderator: Moderators

Re: Cartography question

Postby Pat Kambesis » Sep 21, 2009 10:54 am

Hey Spike

I'm always rotating my book so a non-directional symbol would be so much easier to deal with.

On north arrow - its standard cartographic principle to orient north up on the page (or screen or whatever).
However, I have violated that rule on occassion for layout efficiency or to align the plan view with the profile view that best shows the vertical extent of the cave or makes it easier to understand (depends on who I think my user will be).
That said, having north point up or either left or right on the "page" to me is acceptable. Its when North points down or any of those views between 90-270 that pushes the "rule" too far.

pk
Pat Kambesis
Frequent Poster
 
Posts: 57
Joined: Sep 5, 2005 5:56 pm
NSS #: 17304FELB
Primary Grotto Affiliation: Iowa Grotto
  

Re: Cartography question

Postby Anonymous_Coward » Sep 21, 2009 11:03 am

Even in Australia, north is at the top of the map!

But when you look up in the sky, Orion is upside down. The orientational effect can be quite striking.
Andy Armstrong
American Carbide Council
User avatar
Anonymous_Coward
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 893
Joined: Feb 3, 2006 1:40 pm
Location: Inside the Beehive
NSS #: 45993RL FE
Primary Grotto Affiliation: Paha Sapa Grotto
  

Re: Cartography question

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Sep 21, 2009 11:12 am

Pat Kambesis wrote:I'm always rotating my book so a non-directional symbol would be so much easier to deal with.

I'll sheepishly admit to, at least once, drawing a stal the wrong way on a final draft too.
:big grin:
"Although it pains me to say it, in this case Jeff is right. Plan accordingly." --Andy Armstrong
User avatar
Jeff Bartlett
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 948
Joined: Jun 29, 2007 12:19 am
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Name: Jeff Bartlett
NSS #: 59325
Primary Grotto Affiliation: Tennessee Cave Survey
  

Re: Cartography question

Postby Spike » Sep 21, 2009 4:21 pm

I'm always rotating my book so a non-directional symbol would be so much easier to deal with.


I have seen + and - used with a notation on the side of the page saying that + = Mites and - = Tites. I've also seen Staljungle noted on a sketch. I put some Column symbols in the area noted and moved on.

Spike
User avatar
Spike
Prolific Poster
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Dec 23, 2005 3:25 pm
Location: Central MO
  

Re: Cartography question

Postby Martin Sluka » Sep 24, 2009 11:07 am

Stan Allison wrote: This is your opportunity to mention that Therion can do the same! :big grin:

You are right. As always. :big grin:
m.
User avatar
Martin Sluka
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 383
Joined: Mar 17, 2006 11:28 am
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Name: Martin Sluka
NSS #: 29010
  

Previous

Return to Survey and Cartography Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users