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Cartography, map-making & projections

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Designing Better Maps A Guide for GIS Users

Designing Better Maps A Guide for GIS Users

Author: Cynthia A. Brewer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2020

Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide to creating maps that communicate effectively. In Designing Better Maps, renowned cartographer Cynthia A. Brewer guides readers through the basics of good cartography, including layout design, scales, projections, color selection, font choices, and symbol placement. Designing Better Maps also describes the author's ColorBrewer application, an online color selection tool. The second edition includes a new chapter on map publishing.

Semiology of Graphics Diagrams, Networks, Maps

Semiology of Graphics Diagrams, Networks, Maps

Author: Jacques Bertin Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/01/2020

Originally published in French in 1967, Semiology of Graphics is internationally recognized as a foundational work in the fields of design and cartography. Based on Jacques Bertin's practical experience as a cartographer, part one of this work is an unprecedented attempt to synthesize principles of graphic communication with the logic of standard rules applied to writing and topography. Part two brings Bertin's theory to life, presenting a close study of graphic techniques, including shape, orientation, colour, texture, volume, and size, in an array of more than 1,000 maps and diagrams.

The Sky Atlas The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe

The Sky Atlas The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe

Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities. This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, medieval aliens, mythological animals and rampaging spirits. The reader is taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats, Mongolian astral prophets and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity. Even stranger are the forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages in ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars. As the intricacies of our universe are today being revealed with unprecedented clarity, there has never been a better time for a highly readable book as beautiful as the night sky to contextualise the scale of these achievements for the general reader.

Mapping Texas A Cartographic Journey, 1561a1860

Mapping Texas A Cartographic Journey, 1561a1860

Author: John S. Wilson, Sierra M. Wilson, Rachel DeShong Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

3,822 perimeter miles. 11,247 rivers and streams. 8,749 feet at its height. 268,596 square miles in total. Texas is big. Julius Caesar once quipped that all of ancient Gaul could be divided up into three parts. Texas resists such easy division. Mapping Texas , edited by John S. Wilson, presents an array of early maps, dating from 1561 to 1860. The volume features selections from the extensive material housed in the Frances C. Poage Map Room of The Texas Collection at Baylor University. The painstaking labors of Spanish, French, English, and Mexican mapmakers illustrate the progressive and differing views of Texas geography and boundaries. Originally used as guides to new destinations, these maps also staked new claims, fueled by new dreams, on new territory that settlers had heard about but never seen. Page by page, Texas' iconic shape gradually emerges. As now-familiar cities dot this vast expanse of land, railroads trace the outline of rivers and mountain ranges, and ports anchor the curve of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas' rich history comes to life one map at a time. The volume concludes with an analysis of map art and cartouchesabeautiful images that both name the map and highlight flora and fauna. A sumptuous delight for mind and eye, this volume lavishly documents the early outlines of the land over which six flags have proudly flown.

Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography International Dimensions and Language Mapping

Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography International Dimensions and Language Mapping

Author: D.R. Fraser (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography, Third Edition, Volume Nine, presents a substantively updated edition of a classic text on cybercartography, presenting new and returning readers alike with the latest advances in the field. The book examines the major elements of cybercartography and embraces an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format with the use of multimedia and multimodal interfaces. Material covering the major elements, key ideas and definitions of cybercartography is newly supplemented by several chapters on two emerging areas of study, including international dimensions and language mapping. This new edition delves deep into Mexico, Brazil, Denmark, Iran and Kyrgyzstan, demonstrating how insights emerge when cybercartography is applied in different cultural contexts. Meanwhile, other chapters contain case studies by a talented group of linguists who are breaking new ground by applying cybercartography to language mapping, a breakthrough that will provide new ways of understanding the distribution and movement of language and culture.

Connections and Content Reflections on Networds and the History of Cartography

Connections and Content Reflections on Networds and the History of Cartography

Author: Mark Monmonier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Behind every great map is a network and behind every great network is a map. In Connections and Content: Reflections on Networks and the History of Cartography, cartographic cogitator Mark Monmonier shares his insights about the relationships between networks and maps through a collection of essays. Using historical maps, he explores: Triangulation networks used to establish the baselines of a map's scale Astronomical observations, ellipsoids, geodetic arcs, telegraph networks, and GPS constellations that establish latitude and longitude at control stations Cartographic symbols that portray network features on a map Survey networks used to situate and construct canals, railways, roads, and power lines Postal and electronic networks that created and disseminated weather maps, and Topological networks that underlie modern census enumeration and satellite navigation systems. Connecting the past to the present via maps and reflection, Monmonier continues his contribution to cartographic scholarship by demonstrating the network as a unifying concept for understanding and using maps.

Why North is Up Map Conventions and Where They Came From

Why North is Up Map Conventions and Where They Came From

Author: Mick Ashworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2019

Many people have a love of maps. But what lies behind the process of map-making? How have cartographers through the centuries developed their craft and established a language of maps which helps them to better represent our world and users to understand it? This book tells the story of how widely accepted mapping conventions originated and evolved - from map orientation, projections, typography and scale, to the use of colour, map symbols, ways of representing relief and the treatment of boundaries and place names. It charts the fascinating story of how conventions have changed in response to new technologies and ever-changing mapping requirements, how symbols can be a matter of life or death, why universal acceptance of conventions can be difficult to achieve and how new mapping conventions are developing to meet the needs of modern cartography. Here is an accessible and enlightening guide to the sometimes hidden techniques of map-making through the centuries.

Working with Map Projections A Guide to their Selection

Working with Map Projections A Guide to their Selection

A map projection fundamentally impacts the mapmaking process. Working with Map Projections: A Guide to Their Selection explains why, for any given map, there isn't a single best map projection. Selecting a projection is a matter of understanding the compromises and consequences of showing a 3-D space in two dimensions. The book presents a clear understanding of the processes necessary to make logical decisions on selecting an appropriate map projection for a given data set. The authors discuss the logic needed in the selection process, describe why certain decisions should be made, and explain the consequences of any inappropriate decision made during the selection process. This book also explains how the map projection will impact the map's ability to fulfill its purpose, uses real-world data sets as the basis for the selection of an appropriate map projection, and provides illustrations of an appropriately and inappropriately selected map projection for a given data set. The authors take a novel approach to discussing map projections by avoiding an extensive inventory of mathematical formulae and using only the mathematics of map projections that matter for many mapping tasks. They also present information that is directly applicable to the process of selecting map projections and not tied to a specific software package. Written by two leading experts, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone studying or working with geospatial data, from students to experienced professionals, and will help readers successfully weigh the pros and cons of choosing one projection over another to suit a map's intended purpose.

Object-Oriented Cartography Maps as Things

Object-Oriented Cartography Maps as Things

Author: Tania (Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy) Rossetto Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Object-Oriented Cartography provides an innovative perspective on the changing nature of maps and cartographic study. Through a renewed theoretical reading of contemporary cartography, this book acknowledges the shifted interest from cartographic representation to mapping practice and proposes an alternative consideration of the 'thingness' of maps. Rather than asking how maps map onto reality, it explores the possibilities of a speculative-realist map theory by bringing cartographic objects to the foreground. Through a pragmatic perspective, this book focuses on both digital and nondigital maps and establishes an unprecedented dialogue between the field of map studies and object-oriented ontology. This dialogue is carried out through a series of reflections and case studies involving aesthetics and technology, ethnography and image theory, and narrative and photography. Proposing methods to further develop this kind of cartographic research, this book will be invaluable reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of Cartography and Geohumanities.

De atlas van Acker Stratingh kartering van de Groninger bodem, wierden en waterstaat (1825-1839)

De atlas van Acker Stratingh kartering van de Groninger bodem, wierden en waterstaat (1825-1839)

Author: Reinder Reinders Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

In 1836 is een geologische kartering uitgevoerd van de 57 gemeenten in de provincie Groningen. De resultaten van deze kartering op schaal 1 : 50.000 zijn bewaard gebleven. Een Geologische kaart van Groningen kwam in 1837 gereed - twintig jaar voordat Staringhs geologische kaart van Nederland verscheen. Het is ook een monumentenkaart waarop de ligging en hoogte van 120 wierden in Groningen voorkomen. Waterafvoer en de grenzen van de zijlvestenijen zijn andere thema's die op de kaart aandacht krijgen. Ook van eerdere geologische karteringen zijn kaarten bekend, zoals een geologische reliefkaart van de provincie uit 1827. Alle kaarten worden in de atlas beschreven en afgebeeld. Een gevouwen exemplaar van de geologische kaart van 1837 op ware grootte is in de atlas opgenomen. Ter inleiding wordt beschreven hoe de kaart tot stand is gekomen. Daarnaast wordt aandacht besteed aan het wierdenonderzoek in het begin van de 19e eeuw en de verdere ontwikkeling van de geologische en bodemkartering in Nederland. De kaarten uit de periode 1825-1839 nemen een unieke plaats in binnen de geschiedenis van de 'geocartografie'. Ze behoren - wereldwijd - tot de vroegste bodemkaarten die we kennen.

Cartography The Ideal and Its History

Cartography The Ideal and Its History

Author: Matthew H Edney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2019

Over the past four decades, the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and mapping practices across time and space. As the current director of the project that has produced these volumes, Matthew H. Edney has a unique vantage point for understanding what cartography has come to mean and include. In this book Edney disavows the term cartography, rejecting the notion that maps represent an undifferentiated category of objects for study. Rather than treating maps as a single, unified group, he argues, scholars need to take a processual approach that examines specific types of maps-sea charts versus thematic maps, for example-in the context of the unique circumstances of their production, circulation, and consumption. To illuminate this bold argument, Edney chronicles precisely how the ideal of cartography that has developed in the West since 1800 has gone astray. By exposing the flaws in this ideal, his book challenges everyone who studies maps and mapping practices to reexamine their approach to the topic. The study of cartography will never be the same.

Cartography The Ideal and Its History

Cartography The Ideal and Its History

Author: Matthew H Edney Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2019

Over the past four decades, the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and mapping practices across time and space. As the current director of the project that has produced these volumes, Matthew H. Edney has a unique vantage point for understanding what cartography has come to mean and include. In this book Edney disavows the term cartography, rejecting the notion that maps represent an undifferentiated category of objects for study. Rather than treating maps as a single, unified group, he argues, scholars need to take a processual approach that examines specific types of maps-sea charts versus thematic maps, for example-in the context of the unique circumstances of their production, circulation, and consumption. To illuminate this bold argument, Edney chronicles precisely how the ideal of cartography that has developed in the West since 1800 has gone astray. By exposing the flaws in this ideal, his book challenges everyone who studies maps and mapping practices to reexamine their approach to the topic. The study of cartography will never be the same.