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    1. Cartography with ArcView GIS Software
    $103.00 $93.13
    2. Thematic Cartography and Geographic
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    3. Applied Cartography: Introduction
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    4. Elements of Cartography
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    5. Geographical Information Systems
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    6. Web Cartography
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    7. Mapping the American Revolutionary
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    8. The Mapping of New Spain : Indigenous
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    9. Imaginary Cartographies: Possession
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    10. Cartographic Encounters : Perspectives
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    11. Cartographies of Danger : Mapping
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    12. The History of Cartography, Volume
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    13. Maps and Civilization : Cartography
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    14. Mapping It Out : Expository Cartography
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    15. The Mapmaker's Art: An Illustrated
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    16. Mapping and Naming the Moon :
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    17. Multimedia Cartography
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    18. The History of Cartography: Cartography
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    19. Maps with the News : The Development
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    20. Visualization in Modern Cartography

    1. Cartography with ArcView GIS Software
    by Borden D Dent
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    Asin: 0072822023
    Catlog: Book (2002-03-11)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
    Sales Rank: 1216167
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    This introductory textbook introduces students to the different types of map projections, map design, and map production.Cartography is generally a sophomore or junior level course for geography majors and many professors are beginning to introduce computer cartography throughout the course. A CD-ROM containing 120-day time-limited version of ArcView GIS, including text specific exercises, is packaged free with every text. In addition, a Map Projection Poster is also included free of charge. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Hopelessly Disorganized
    I had to use this book in two classes for my Land Use/GIS degree. The book's layout is rather confusing, and the information is not laid out in a logical manner. Headings and sub-headings are not apparent and do not follow a natural progression. Seems like the book was put together with a cut-and-paste method! The text is about as dry as a well-done pot roast. Good bedtime reading!
    The primary purpose of map making is to guide the reader's eye to areas of importance, and to get the information across to the reader in a concise, interesting, and elegant manner. This book does none of these well.
    The breadth of information, however, is quite good, hence the two stars. This is probably why it is used frequently by faculty.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Cartography: Thematic Map Design Review
    Dent has compiled and written the most comprehensive book on all aspects of thematic mapping. This book gives cartographers concepts not only of map making, but a concise exercise in artistic and informative cartography.

    Through this book, Borden Dent describes that elements necessary for outstanding map layout and design based on audience comprehension. The use of techniques and methodologies cartographers need to understand and utilize are explained extremely well in this book.

    Cartography: Thematic Map Design is a definite must for anyone in the field of Cartography or collectors of maps. ... Read more


    2. Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization, Second Edition
    by Terry A. Slocum, Robert B McMaster, Fritz C. Kessler, Hugh H. Howard
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    Asin: 0130351237
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 330507
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    This comprehensive book bridges the evolution in cartography by presenting both traditional methods and recently developed cartographic techniques. KEY TOPICS It provides a compendium of methods for symbolizing and visualizing spatial data, from the traditional methods that presume a communication model to computer-based techniques that provide a means of data visualization.For anyone interested in designing maps in the realm of GIS. ... Read more


    3. Applied Cartography: Introduction to Remote Sensing
    by Thomas E. Rabenhorst, Paul D. McDermott
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    Asin: 0675206332
    Catlog: Book (1989-01-01)
    Publisher: Merrill Pub Co
    Sales Rank: 2226178
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    4. Elements of Cartography
    by Arthur H.Robinson, Joel L.Morrison, Phillip C.Muehrcke, A. JonKimerling, Stephen C.Guptill
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    Asin: 0471555797
    Catlog: Book (1995-02-17)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 201926
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Recognized as the classic resource in cartography, this text continues to integrate the latest modern technology with traditional cartographic principles. The balanced author team provides a solid conceptual foundation in the basic principles of cartography while introducing the newest technological advances which have greatly altered modern cartographic techniques. New features include a complete updating of topical data and a shift in emphasis from ``small-scale to all-scale maps.'' Systematic coverage is given to both theory and applications with all basic mapmaking tools presented including formulas, tables and constants. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Still recognized as an important text
    The sixth edition of "Elements" was published in 1995, and reviewers familiar with the advances in cartographic technology would be familiar with the great upheaval the field was going through at that time. Work on a seventh edition of this seminal text is currently underway, which should bring the content of the book up to par with recent changes. The book remains an important source of information for both the novice and seasoned cartographer.

    2-0 out of 5 stars This book is pricey and uneven.
    This title is billed as the Sixth Edition, and reflects the coming and going of co-authors. It is too bad that the editor had so little influence. Sections of this book that stick to their cartographic knitting are excellent. Historical information is very intersting. Basic explanations, such as the evolution of ellipsoids is very well done. Some of the writing is so bad it could have been extracted from a sophmore term paper, sprinkled with such inept phrases as "such as", "similarly", "however" and "in fact". The most glaring deficiency is in the area of computer technology. Either this material has not been updated since some earlier edition, or the author(s) are very uncomfortable with the subject matter. As examples: "Most common procedures used by cartographers have been translated into software programs written in special computer languages such as FORTRAN and C." "Today's well-rounded cartographer is routinely involved with these 'canned' (prewritten) mapping programs..." "The professionsal cartographer should, therefor, have a working knowledge of at least one computer language." We are regaled with three pages of detailed obselescent material on computer structure, but only 23 lines of overview on current instrument technology. There is a whole chapter on fonts and lettering, but no algorithm for conversion from Lat-Long to UTM. The central meridians for the UTM zones are not provided, nor is the DoD lettering scheme. One of the responsibilities of a text book is to arrange the subject matter in a structure where it can be easily referenced. This book reads like a series of articles of varying quality published under one cover, with overlap resolution left as an exercise for the reader. ... Read more


    5. Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography
    by C. Jones
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    Asin: 0582044391
    Catlog: Book (1997-08-05)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 773902
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    6. Web Cartography
    by Menno-Jan Kraak, Allan Brown, M. J. Kraak
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    Asin: 074840869X
    Catlog: Book (2000-12-01)
    Publisher: CRC Press
    Sales Rank: 735766
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This book looks at the way maps are now used on the internet instead of the traditional paper maps that most of us are used to.A cutting edge book including case studies, examples, and its own website. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Zen and the Art of Web Cartography ...
    Masterpiece! The bible of Internet Cartography. A must have for every Web GIS (Geographic Information Systems) lover and developer! ... Read more


    7. Mapping the American Revolutionary War (The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library)
    by John Brian Harley, Barbara Bartz Petchenik, Lawrence W. Towner
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    Asin: 0226316319
    Catlog: Book (1978-04-01)
    Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr (Tx)
    Sales Rank: 1374951
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    8. The Mapping of New Spain : Indigenous Cartography and the Maps of the Relaciones Geograficas
    by Barbara E. Mundy
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    Asin: 0226550974
    Catlog: Book (2000-12-01)
    Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 584531
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    To learn about its territories in the New World, Spain commissioned a survey of Spanish officials in Mexico between 1578 and 1584, asking for local maps as well as descriptions of local resources, history, and geography. In The Mapping of New Spain, Barbara Mundy illuminates both the Amerindian (Aztec, Mixtec, and Zapotec) and the Spanish traditions represented in these maps and traces the reshaping of indigene world views in the wake of colonization.



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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great
    This is a wonderful glimpse into the development of detailed maps ofCentral America.It expresses the necessity of a country to be aware ofthe resources it possesses and the lengths to which it must go to obtainthis information.Another good book along these same lines is"Mapping and Empire" by Matthew Edney, which describes theprocess of mapmaking the British government undertook in India.Overall,this is a great book. ... Read more


    9. Imaginary Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille
    by Daniel Lord Smail
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    Asin: 0801436265
    Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
    Publisher: Cornell University Press
    Sales Rank: 1026433
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    How, in the years before the advent of urban maps, did city residents conceptualize and navigate their communities? In his strikingly original book, Daniel Lord Smail develops a new method and a new vocabulary for understanding how urban men and women thought about their personal geography. His thorough research of property records of late medieval Marseille leads him to conclude that its inhabitants charted their city, its social structure, and their own identities within that structure through a set of cartographic grammars which powerfully shaped their lives.

    Prior to the fourteenth century, different interest groups--notaries, royal officials, church officials, artisans--developed their own cartographies in accordance with their own social, political, or administrative agendas. These competing templates were created around units ranging from streets and islands to vicinities and landmarks. Smail shows how the notarial template, which privileged the street as the most basic marker of address, gradually emerged as the cartographic norm. This transformation, he argues, led to the rise of modern urban maps and helped to inaugurate the process whereby street addresses were attached to citizen identities, a crucial development in the larger enterprise of nation building.

    Imaginary Cartographies opens up powerful new means for exploring late medieval and Renaissance urban society while advancing understanding of the role of social perceptions in history. ... Read more


    10. Cartographic Encounters : Perspectives on Native American Mapmaking and Map Use (The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography)
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    Asin: 0226476944
    Catlog: Book (1998-09-15)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 361421
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    Ever since a Native American prepared a paper "charte" of the lower Colorado River for the Spaniard Hernando de Alarcón in 1540, Native Americans have been making maps in the course of encounters with whites. This book charts the history of these cartographic encounters, examining native maps and mapmaking from the pre- and post-contact periods.

    G. Malcolm Lewis provides accessible and detailed overviews of the history of native North American maps, mapmaking, and scholarly interest in these topics. Other contributions include a study of colonial Aztec cartography that highlights the connections among maps, space, and history; an account of the importance of native maps as archaeological evidence; and an interpretation of an early-contact-period hide painting of an actual encounter involving whites and two groups of warring natives.

    Although few original native maps have survived, contemporary copies and accounts of mapmaking form a rich resource for anyone interested in the history of Native American encounters or the history of cartography and geography.


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    11. Cartographies of Danger : Mapping Hazards in America
    by Mark Monmonier
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    Asin: 0226534197
    Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 398975
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this entertaining and immensely informative book, maps can tell us a lot about where we can anticipate certain hazards, but they can also be dangerously misleading.

    California, for example, takes earthquakes seriously, with a comprehensive program of seismic mapping, whereas Washington has been comparatively lax about earthquakes in Puget Sound. But as the Northridge earthquake in January 1994 demonstrated all too clearly to Californians, even reliable seismic-hazard maps can deceive anyone who misinterprets "known fault-lines" as the only places vulnerable to earthquakes.

    Important as it is to predict and prepare for catastrophic natural hazards, more subtle and persistent phenomena such as pollution and crime also pose serious dangers that we have to cope with on a daily basis. Hazard-zone maps highlight these more insidious hazards and raise awareness about them among planners, local officials, and the public.

    With the help of many maps illustrating examples from all corners of the United States, Monmonier demonstrates how hazard mapping reflects not just scientific understanding of hazards but also perceptions of risk and how risk can be reduced. Whether you live on a faultline or a coastline, near a toxic waste dump or an EMF-generating power line, you ignore this book's plain-language advice on geographic hazards and how to avoid them at your own peril.

    "No one should buy a home, rent an apartment, or even drink the local water without having read this fascinating cartographic alert on the dangers that lurk in our everyday lives. . . . Who has not asked where it is safe to live? Cartographies of Danger provides the answer."--H. J. de Blij, NBC News

    "Even if you're not interested in maps, you're almost certainly interested in hazards. And this book is one of the best places I've seen to learn about them in a highly entertaining and informative fashion."--John Casti, New Scientist



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    5-0 out of 5 stars Check this out if you like Edward Tufte (Envisioning Info.)
    A great overview of how to convey information through cartography. The author chooses to focus on mapping environmental hazards to demonstrate this; their may be other topics that would lend itself to the exercise but the chosen subject seems a perfect fit. Entertaining and accessible.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A useful tool for evaluating environmental risk.
    Monmonier, a professor of geography at Syracuse University, discusses the art and science of hazard-zone mapping, "a momentous adaptation of electronics and numerical analysis", in this clearly-written explanation of the possibilities and limitations of the new cartographic genre.
    Assuming no special cartographic knowledge on the part of the reader, the author begins with the basics of scale in map-making, and proceeds to explore the ways in which tornadoes, earthquakes, environmental pollution hazards, crime, and other risks are analyzed and translated into usable graphical form.
    Noting that "it is wise to question the map maker's motives", Monmonier also encourages the reader to view risk-maps with some healthy skepticism as "partly rhetorical,,,social constructions" which "can always be manipulated".
    With numerous charts, graphs, and maps, Monmonier's work is highly recommended as a clear exposition of geographic hazards and a useful tool for evaluating one's own level of risk.

    (The "score" rating is an ineradicable feature of the page. This reviewer does not "score" books.) ... Read more


    12. The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 3 : Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies (Vol 2, Bk 3)
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    Asin: 0226907287
    Catlog: Book (1998-12-31)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 292551
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    "Certain to be the standard reference for all subsequent scholarship."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review, on the History of Cartography series

    "The maps in this book provide an evocative picture of how indigenous peoples view and represent their worlds. They illuminate not only questions of material culture but also the cognitive systems and social motivations that underpin them" (from the introduction).

    Although they are often rendered in forms unfamiliar to Western eyes, maps have existed in most cultures. In this latest book of the acclaimed History of Cartography, contributors from a broad variety of disciplines collaborate to describe and address the significance of traditional cartographies. Whether painted on rock walls in South Africa, chanted in a Melanesian ritual, or fashioned from palm fronds and shells in the Marshall Islands, all indigenous maps share a crucial role in representing and codifying the spatial knowledge of their various cultures. Some also serve as repositories of a group's sacred or historical traditions, while others are exquisite art objects.

    The indigenous maps discussed in this book offer a rich resource for disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, ethnology, geography, history, psychology, and sociology. Copious illustrations and carefully researched bibliographies enhance the scholarly value of this definitive reference.



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    13. Maps and Civilization : Cartography in Culture and Society
    by Norman J. W. Thrower
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    Asin: 0226799735
    Catlog: Book (1999-09-01)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 146921
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    In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships.

    The second ediion of Maps and Civilization incorporates numerous revisions and has new material added throughout the book.

    "The premier one-volume history of cartography. . . . Maps and Civilization should be a close companion for anyone interested in maps: where they came from, where they are now, and where to go for more detail."--John P. Snyder, Mercator's World

    Norman J. W. Thrower is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His other books include Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Longer View of Newton and Halley and Sir Francis Drake and the Famous Voyage, 1577-1580.

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    14. Mapping It Out : Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
    by Mark Monmonier
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    Asin: 0226534170
    Catlog: Book (1993-06-01)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 335476
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    Writers know only too well how long it can take--and how awkward it can be--to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively.

    In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography--the visual, two-dimensional organization of information--to heighten the impact of their books and articles.

    This concise, practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design, from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change. Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas, from literary criticism to sociology. He demonstrates, for example, various techniques for representing changes and patterns; different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information; and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms, such as visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships.

    There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile reproduction, and the evaluation of source materials. Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen-and-ink drafting, and how to work with a cartographic illustrator.

    Clearly written, and filled with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences.

    "A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

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    15. The Mapmaker's Art: An Illustrated History of Cartography
    by John Goss
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    Catlog: Book (1993-08-01)
    Publisher: Rand Mcnally
    Sales Rank: 1701698
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    16. Mapping and Naming the Moon : A History of Lunar Cartography and Nomenclature
    by Ewen A. Whitaker
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    Asin: 0521622484
    Catlog: Book (1999-05-27)
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Sales Rank: 403005
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    Almost thirty years after the Apollo missions, "Tranquillity Base", "Hadley Rille", or "Taurus-Littrow" are names still resonant with the enormous achievements represented by the lunar landings. But how did these places get their names? Who named Copernicus crater? Where did all those names on lunar maps come from, and what stimulated their selection? Ewen Whitaker traces the origins and evolution of the present-day systems for naming lunar features such as craters, mountains, valleys and dark spots. The connections between the prehistoric and historic names, and today's gazetteer are clearly described. Beautiful lunar maps spanning four centuries of progress wonderfully illustrate the unfolding of our ability to map the Moon. Rare, early photographs add to the sense of history. Comprehensive appendices and the bibliography make this delightful book a work of lasting reference and scholarship. ... Read more


    17. Multimedia Cartography
    by William Cartwright, Michael P. Peterson, Georg F. Gartner
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    Asin: 3540658181
    Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
    Publisher: Springer-Verlag Telos
    Sales Rank: 1055424
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    The explosive development of interactive multimedia products on CD-ROM and the Internet, via the WWW, has generated immense interest in this field. The approach to producing interactive multimedia mapping products is quite unique and there has been an upsurge of interest in developing methodologies that best exploit both the technology and communication effectiveness of multimedia mapping. This book is addressed to professional cartographers interested in moving into multimedia mapping, for cartographers already involved in this field who wish to discover the approaches that other practitioners in multimedia cartography have already taken and for students and academics in the mapping sciences and related geographic fields wishing to update their knowledge of cartographic design and production. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Potential cartography changes from multimedia
    I think the book brings a very helpful review of the cartography state of art facing new tools to represent reality. It is balanced between theory and practical examples. Finally, it shows how multimedia will impact in the way we think and construct maps. ... Read more


    18. The History of Cartography: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, Vol. 1
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    Asin: 0226316335
    Catlog: Book (1987-05-15)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 335778
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    By developing the broadest and most inclusive definition of the term "map" ever adopted in the history of cartography, this inaugural volume of the History of Cartography series has helped redefine the way maps are studied and understood by scholars in a number of disciplines.

    Volume One addresses the prehistorical and historical mapping traditions of premodern Europe and the Mediterranean world. A substantial introductory essay surveys the historiography and theoretical development of the history of cartography and situates the work of the multi-volume series within this scholarly tradition. Cartographic themes include an emphasis on the spatial-cognitive abilities of Europe's prehistoric peoples and their transmission of cartographic concepts through media such as rock art; the emphasis on mensuration, land surveys, and architectural plans in the cartography of Ancient Egypt and the Near East; the emergence of both theoretical and practical cartographic knowledge in the Greco-Roman world; and the parallel existence of diverse mapping traditions (mappaemundi, portolan charts, local and regional cartography) in the Medieval period.

    Throughout the volume, a commitment to include cosmographical and celestial maps underscores the inclusive definition of "map" and sets the tone for the breadth of scholarship found in later volumes of the series.

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    19. Maps with the News : The Development of American Journalistic Cartography
    by Mark Monmonier
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    Asin: 0226534138
    Catlog: Book (1999-06-04)
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Sales Rank: 414454
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    Maps with the News is a lively assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism. Tracing the use of maps in American news reporting from the eighteenth century to the 1980s, Mark Monmonier explores why and how journalistic maps have achieved such importance.

    "A most welcome and thorough investigation of a neglected aspect of both the history of cartography and modern cartographic practice."--Mapline

    "A well-written, scholarly treatment of journalistic cartography. . . . It is well researched, thoroughly indexed and referenced . . . amply illustrated."--Judith A. Tyner, Imago Mundi

    "There is little doubt that Maps with the News should be part of the training and on the desks of all those concerned with producing maps for mass consumption, and also on the bookshelves of all journalists, graphic artists, historians of cartography, and geographic educators."--W. G. V. Balchin, Geographical Journal

    "A definitive work on journalistic cartography."--Virginia Chipperfield, Society of University Cartographers Bulletin




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    20. Visualization in Modern Cartography
    by Alan M. Maceachren, D.R. Fraser Taylor, D. R. F. Taylor
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    Asin: 0080424155
    Catlog: Book (1994-10-01)
    Publisher: Elsevier Science
    Sales Rank: 1302434
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    Paperback. Visualization in Modern Cartography explores links between the centuries-old discipline of cartography and today's revolutionary developments in scientific visualization. The book has three main goals: (1) to pass on design and symbolization expertise to the scientific visualization community - information that comes from centuries of pre-computer visualization by cartographers, and their more recent experiences with computerizing the discipline; (2) to help cartographers cope with the dramatic shift from print cartography to a dynamic virtual cartography for which their role is changing from that of map designer to one of spatial information display (and/or interface) designer; (3) to illustrate the expanded role for cartography in geographic, environmental, planning, and earth science applications that comes with the development of interactive geographic visualization tools. To achieve these goals, the book is divided into thr ... Read more


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