Making Legends By Means of Painters’ Palettes
Current on-demand map design tools on the Web do not support cartographic and semiologic rules. Moreover they rarely offer to users to customise their styles. We propose a dialogue application in order to take the user’s needs into account and to bring the cartographic expertise he may lack as well. In this paper, we argue that on-demand map design should benefit altogether from user artistic capacities and from cartographic theory. Our approach consists in analysing the exploration of colours and how colours support the cartographic rules. Then we propose a process to conceive legends by means of painters’ palettes illustrated with an example of a painting by Matisse.
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