New designed symbols for climate change mapping on based on the traditional symbols of natural disasters

A Method of Cartographic Visualization for Climate Change Maps

Nadka Stoimenova


Maps are essential in climate change research. This paper considers examples of cartographic visualizations for different climate change characteristics. International map symbol systems used in climate change maps are analyzed. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate the need for a single symbol system for these maps. It is suggested that thematic elements in the contents of climate change maps be introduced. The need for a single, clear, consistent approach to designing symbols for presenting climate change theme is presented. The basic cartographic rules for the application of graphic variables are considered.


Climate change maps; climate change consequences; cartographic visualization

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