Story Map – How to Choose Map Symbology

by | Apr 9, 2018

I wanted to pass along a nice article posted on LinkedIn by Alison Davis-Holland.

Think cartography is all stats and science? Prepare to be surprised by the amount of psychology, art, design, culture, and communication involved in map making and how to choose effective symbology that makes your story and data shine.

Learn all about choosing map symbology.


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Eric Pimpler
Eric is the founder and owner of GeoSpatial Training Services ( and has over 25 years of experience implementing and teaching GIS solutions using ESRI, Google Earth/Maps, Open Source technology. Currently Eric focuses on ArcGIS scripting with Python, and the development of custom ArcGIS Server web and mobile applications using JavaScript. Eric is the author of Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook - 1st and 2nd Edition, Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript, Spatial Analytics with ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Blueprints. Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University and a Master's of Applied Geography degree with a concentration in GIS from Texas State University.

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