4th Edition

Cartography Visualization of Geospatial Data, Fourth Edition

By Menno-Jan Kraak, Ferjan Ormeling Copyright 2021
    261 Pages 220 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    261 Pages 220 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This Fourth Edition of Cartography: Visualization of Geospatial Data serves as an excellent introduction to general cartographic principles. It is an examination of the best ways to optimize the visualization and use of spatiotemporal data. Fully revised, it incorporates all the changes and new developments in the world of maps, such as OpenStreetMap and GPS (Global Positioning System) based crowdsourcing, and the use of new web mapping technology and adds new case studies and examples. Now printed in colour throughout, this edition provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to read and understand maps and mapping changes and offers professional cartographers an updated reference with the latest developments in cartography.

    Written by the leading scholars in cartography, this work is a comprehensive resource, perfect for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in GIS (geographic information system) and cartography.

    New in This Edition:

    • Provides an excellent introduction to general cartographic visualization principles through full-colour figures and images
    • Addresses significant changes in data sources, technologies and methodologies, including the movement towards more open data sources and systems for mapping
    • Includes new case studies and new examples for illustrating current trends in mapping
    • Provides a societal and institutional framework in which future mapmakers are likely to operate, based on UN global development sustainability goals

    1. Geographical Information Science and Maps

    2. Data Acquisition

    3. Map Characteristics

    4. GIS Applications: Which Map to Use?

    5. Map Design and Production

    6. Topography

    7. Statistical Mapping

    8. Mapping Time

    9. Maps at Work: Presenting and Using Geospatial Data in Maps and Atlases

    10. Maps at Work: Analysis and Geovisualization

    11. Cartography at Work: Maps as Decision Tools


    Menno-Jan Kraak is professor of Geovisual Analytics and Cartography at the University of Twente, Faculty of Geoinformation Sciences and Earth Observation / ITC. Currently he is head of ITC’s Geo-Information Processing Department. He is also serving as President of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) for the period 2015-2019. He has written more than 200 publications, among these the book Mapping Time. He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals in the fields of cartography and GIScience.

    Ferjan Ormeling retired as honorary professor of Cartography at Utrecht University (where he focused his research on thematic cartography, atlas cartography and toponymy), and now works as a member of the Explokart research group at the University of Amsterdam. He advises on atlas projects on behalf of the International Cartographic Association, and teaches toponymy courses in developing countries for the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names.

    "While the overall structure of the book has been preserved from previous editions, the content was substantially re-vised, with new material that reflects emerging trends and changes in technology."

    –– Menno-Jan Kraak and Ferjan Ormeling, Cartographic Perspective