Main Document: To fully understand and properly apply the Cartographic Standards, refer to Section 2, "Purpose," and Section 3, "The Standards Matrix" in the main document, which describe the structure and content of the matrix—Appendix A.
Appendix A: Appendix A contains the full complement of King County GIS Cartographic Standards.
Disclaimer Text (cartostd_disclaimer.txt, from Standard CS 10, Appendix page 7)
Appendix B: Appendix B consists of a sample map rendered as both a JPEG image and a PDF file.
Document revisions have occurred on June 26, 2006, March 27, 2007, and August 19, 2008. (The complete document history can be found in the document on Page i.)
Introduction [from the document]
The GIS Technical Committee, as part of the King County GIS consolidation initiative, established the Cartographic Standards Workgroup. It is made up of cartographers and GIS analysts from throughout the County. The mission of the workgroup is to propose requirements, guidelines and best practices for King County GIS maps that will assist staff using GIS software to produce high-quality, consistent map products for the County. What follows is a set of requirements and guidelines that evolved through lengthy discussions over the course of many meetings and continues to be improved upon through input from users throughout the County.