Cartography : Visualization of Spatial Data

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This revised and updated edition integrates the latest in modern technology with traditional cartographic principles. While providing a solid conceptual foundation in cartographic methodology, the text also introduces the very latest advances that have greatly influenced cartographic techniques. The new edition reflects the increasing importance of cartography as the basis for further geographical study, the authors updating the original content and including three new chapters; Atlases, Mapping Time, and Exploratory Cartography. There will also be a more widespread emphasis on multimedia and the web, and the new edition has a companion website that will provide OHPs, show dynamics, provide an instructors manual and demonstrate more advanced cartographic more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 18mm | 458.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • colour and b&w illustrations, maps
  • 0130888907
  • 9780130888907
  • 2,012,717

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements 1. Geographic information systems and maps 1.1 The map as an interface to GIS 1.2 Geospatial data 1.3 Geographic information systems 1.4 Geospatial analysis operations 1.5 The relation between GDI and cartography 1.6 Maps and the World Wide Web 2. Data acquisition 2.1 The need to know acquisition methods 2.2 Vector file characteristics 2.3 Raster file characteristics 2.4 Deriving data from existing maps 2.5 Control and accuracy 3. Map characteristics 3.1 Maps are unique 3.2 Definitions of cartography 3.3 The cartographic communication process 3.4 Map functions and map types 4. GIS applications: which map to use? 4.1 Maps and the nature of GIS applications 4.2 Cadastre and utilities: use of large-scale maps 4.3 Geospatial analysis in geography: use of small scale maps 4.4 Geospatial, thematic and temporal comparisons 4.5 Working with digital data 5. Topography 5.1 Georeferencing 5.2 Map projections 5.3 Geometric transformations 5.4 Generalization 5.5 Relief 5.6 Topographic data: mapping and charting organizations 6. Map design 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Symbols to portray data related to points, lines, areas and volumes 6.3 Graphic variables 6.4 Text on the map 7. Statistical mapping 7.1 Statistical surveys 7.2 Data analysis 7.3 Data classification 7.4 Cartographical data analysis 7.5 Mapping methods 8. Cartographic tools 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Management and documentation of spatial information 8.3 Requirements fir the cartographic component of GIS packages 8.4 Desktop Mapping 8.5 Map production 9. Atlases 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Paper atlases 9.3 Electronic atlases 10. Mapping time 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Mapping change 10.3 Animation 10.4 Dynamic variables 11. Maps and the World Wide Web 11.1 Web map design 11.2 Web maps and multimedia 11.3 Mapping cyberspace 12. Geovisualization 13. Cartography at work: maps as decision tools 13.1 Again: why maps? 13.2 Working with (web-based) electronic atlases 13.3 At work with the Digital Chart of the World 13.4 Maps, GIS and the need for rule based cartography 13.5 Copyright and liability 13.6 Cartography, GIS and geospatial information policy References Indexshow more

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