Summary: This book is designed to serve as an introduction to the fascinating world of maps. It explains how to use maps to obtain information about a wide variety of topics. Throughout the book, maps are viewed in a broad framework. Thus, the discussion includes mental maps, aerial photographs, remotely sensed images, computer-assisted cartography, and geographical information systems, in addition to traditional printed maps. The writing style is neither formalistic nor casu
al, with an emphasis on clarity of explanation. The discussions assume that the reader has no specific prior knowledge of the topic, so that even novice map users can understand and use the information and techniques presented.
Summary: This book is designed to serve as an introduction to the fascinating world of maps. It explains how to use maps to obtain information about a wide variety of topics. Throughout the book, maps are viewed in a broad framework. Thus, the discussion includes mental maps, aerial photographs, remotely sensed images, computer-assisted cartography, and geographical information systems, in addition to traditional printed maps. The writing style is neither formalistic nor casual, with an emphasis on clarity of explanation. The discussions assume that the reader has no specific prior knowledge of the topic, so that even novice map users can understand and use the information and techniques presented. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 06/16/2000 International: No
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Campbell, John : University of Wisconsin-Parkside
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1. Introduction 2. Basic Mapping Processes 3. Map Projections 4. Locational and Land-Partitioning Systems 5. Scale and Generalization Concepts 6. Measurement from Maps 7. Route Selection and Navigation 8. Terrain Representation 9. Contour Interpretation 10. Topographic Features 11. Qualitative and Quantitative Information 12. Characteristics of Map Features: Shape and Point Patterns 13. Characteristics of Map Features: Networks and Trees 14. Cartograms and Special Purpose Maps 15. Maps and Graphs 16. Map Misuse 17. Remote Sensing from Airborne Platforms 18. Remote Sensing from Space 19. Computer-Assisted Cartography 20. Digital Map Applications 21. Geographic Information Systems
A. U.S. and Canadian Map Producers and Information Sources B. Foreign Maps C. Copyright D. Magnetic Compass Use E. Map Storage and Cataloging Systems F. British National Grid
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