RESEARCH ON THEMATIC MAPS IN THE NEW CENTURY EDITION OF THE NATIONAL GEOMATICS ATLAS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Keywords: Thematic Map, Map Compilation, Thematic Map Selection, Map Design, Technical Process
Abstract. The National Geomatics Atlas is the first volume of the new century edition of the National Huge Atlas of the People's Republic of China, and is one of the important achievements of this research and development project. The National Geomatics Atlas consists of four thematic map groups and one place name index, such as the sequence map group, the political terrain map group, the land cover map group and the city map group. The research object of this paper is the thematic maps, which are mainly distributed in the sequence map group, the land cover map group and the city map group. This paper is aimed at the design and compilation of thematic maps, including a brief introduction of thematic maps selection, layout design, thematic map technical process, and thematic symbol design.