Published articles and selected artwork

Generalization was a key theme of Jenks’ research, and his early-1960s work on data classification remain staples in the cartographic literature. Jenks helped to systematize the process for classifying spatial data and devised rules to guide the selection of effective classification methods. These graphics illustrate the process of data generalization and how different class intervals can affect the appearance of the data on the map.

Class Intervals for Statistical Maps

Class Intervals for Statistical Maps, 1963

Generalization in Statistical Mapping

Generalization in Statistical Mapping, 1963