The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography

The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography

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This new Handbook unites cartographic theory and praxis with the principles of cartographic design and their application. It offers a critical appraisal of the current state of the art, science and technology of map-making in a convenient and well-illustrated guide that will appeal to an international and multi-disciplinary audience. No single-volume work in the field is comparable in terms of its accessibility, currency and scope. The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography draws on the wealth of new scholarship and practice in this emerging field, from the latest conceptual developments in mapping and advances in map-making technology to reflections on the role of maps in society. It brings together 43 engaging chapters on a diverse range of topics, including the history of cartography, map use and user issues, cartographic design, remote sensing, volunteered geographic information (VGI), and map art. The title's expert contributions are drawn from an international base of influential academics and leading practitioners, with a view to informing theoretical development and best practice. This new volume will provide the reader with an exceptionally wide-ranging introduction to mapping and cartography and aim to inspire further engagement within this dynamic and exciting field. The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography offers a unique reference point that will be of great interest and practical use to all map-makers and students of geographic information science, geography, cultural studies, and a range of related more

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  • Hardback | 632 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 88 Line drawings, color; 195 Halftones, color; 12 Tables, black and white; 283 Illustrations, color
  • 1138831026
  • 9781138831025

About Alexander J. Kent

Alexander J. Kent is Reader in Cartography and Geographic Information Science at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is currently the President of the British Cartographic Society, Editor of The Cartographic Journal and Chair of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Topographic Mapping. Peter Vujakovic is Professor of Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is past Editor and current Associate Editor of The Cartographic Journal and expert contributor to The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the more

Table of contents

Lists of figures List of tables List of contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic SECTION I Situating Cartography: From Craft to Performance 1 Max Eckert and the Foundations of Modern Cartographic Praxis Gyula Papay (translated by Sabine Afflerback-Thom and Anja Hopfstock) 2 The Communication Models in Cartography Christopher Board 3 Cartography, Visual Perception and Cognitive Psychology Amy L. Griffin 4 Understanding Map Uses and Users Corne P.J.M. van Elzakker and Kristien Ooms 5 Map History: Discourse and Process Matthew H. Edney 6 Critical Cartography Chris Perkins 7 Mapping as Performance Joe Gerlach 8 The Map as Spectacle Peter Vujakovic SECTION II Exploring the Origins of Modern Cartography 9 Image and Imagination: Maps in Medieval Europe Peter Barber and Catherine Delano-Smith 10 The `Age of Discovery' Radu Leca 11 Mapping, Survey, and Science Matthew H. Edney 12 The Rise of Systematic, Territorial Surveys Matthew H. Edney 13 Cartographies of War and Peace Timothy Barney SECTION III Measuring the Earth: From Geodesy to GPS 14 Modelling the World Miljenko Lapaine 15 Understanding Map Projections E. Lynn Usery 16 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Stuart Granshaw 17 Geographical Information Systems Paul A. Longley and James A. Cheshire 18 Global Positioning Systems Martin Davis 19 Mobile Mapping Martin Davis 20 Neocartography and OpenStreetMap Steve Chilton SECTION IV Understanding Cartographic Design: Principles in Practice 21 An Introduction to Map Design Giles Darkes 22 Cartographic Aesthetics Alexander J. Kent 23 Layout, Balance and Visual Hierarchy Christopher Wesson 24 Colour Mary Spence 25 Lettering and Labelling Christopher Wesson 26 Designing Maps for Print Judith Tyner 27 Internet Mapping Ian Muehlenhaus 28 Maps and Atlases for Schools Stephen Scoffham SECTION V Maps and Society: Use, Uses and Users 29 Mapping Place Denis Wood 30 Maps and Identity Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic 31 Maps, Power and Politics Guntram H. Herb 32 Persuasive Map Design Judith Tyner 33 Schematic Maps and the Practice of Regional Geography Peter Thomas 34 Cartography and the News Peter Vujakovic 35 VGI and Beyond: From Data to Mapping Vyron Antoniou, Cristina Capineri and Muki (Mordechai) Haklay 36 Maps and Imagination Peter Vujakovic 37 Mapping the Invisible and the Ephemeral Kate McLean 38 Mapping in Art Inge Panneels 39 Gaming Maps and Virtual Worlds Alison Gazzard SECTION VI Reflections on the Future of Mapping and Cartography 40 Hunches and Hopes Mark Monmonier 41 Can a Map Change the World? Danny Dorling 42 Educating Tomorrow's Cartographers Beata Medynska-Gulij 43 Drawing maps: Human vs. machine William Cartwright Indexshow more