Examples of map making

The mapping strategy and the concepts of broad-, fine- and intermediate-scale mapping have been outlined in Determine the strategy. Here, a few examples will be presented for each type of mapping. The differences are reflected on all levels of the mapping process; from the broad to the small scale:


  • the treatment of biological records differs from a need to significantly reduce a diverse set of data or to have a consistent data set to match directly to a classification system;
  • the coverages are derived from multiple sources or are gathered during one survey;
  • the integration is rather simple or makes use of sophisticated statistical analysis; and
  • the final map is able to show a range of habitats or probabilities or has a maximum detail on a species or community level.
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