Thematic Map

Maps that display the geographic distribution of a phenomenon or the spatial relations that occur between multiple phenomena.

A map which communicates a single theme or subject. For example, a population density map and political boundary map are both thematic maps.

Definition adapted from: Krygier, John and Denis Wood. 2005. Making maps: a visual guide to map design for GIS, accessed through

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