Interactive and Animated Cartography

Interactive and Animated Cartography

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For any cartography course using computers.This text provides an accessible, detailed introduction to recent advances in computer-aided map-making technology - the New Cartography - in which maps narrate, cartographic symbols move, and displays reveal relevant information when the viewer clicks on them in selected places. It explains timely new ideas, offers experience-tested insights about why maps work, highlights ways of using the computer to communicate information with maps, and shows how to design them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 184.9 x 243.6 x 24.9mm | 746.47g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile
  • 0130791040
  • 9780130791047

Table of contents

I. MAPS, MEDIUM AND THE MIND. 1. Maps and the Changing Medium. 2. The Human Geographic Information System. 3. Maps for the Mind. II. THE TOOLS OF INTERACTIVE AND ANIMATED CARTOGRAPHY. 4. Computer Mapping. 5. Graphic Processing. 6. Multimedia and Hypermedia. 7. Multimedia and Hypermedia. 8. Computer Animation. 9. Scripting and Programming. III. APPLYING THE TOOLS: EXAMPLES OF INTERACTIVE AND ANIMATED MAPS. 10. The Interactive Map. 11. The Animated Map. 12. Frontier. Appendix A: Introduction to Programming. Appendix B: Software Vendors. Appendix C: Internet. Appendix D: Other Sources of Software. Appendix E: Sources for Maps and Imagery. Index.
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