Cartography: Visualization of Geospatial Data, Fourth Edition, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Visualization of Geospatial Data, Fourth Edition, 1st Edition

By Menno-Jan Kraak, Ferjan Ormeling

CRC Press

232 pages | 220 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138613959
pub: 2020-07-01
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This fourth edition serves as an excellent introduction to general cartographic principles and as an examination of the best ways to optimize the visualization and use of spatio-temporal data. It incorporates all the changes and new developments in the world of maps such as open street maps and GPS-based crowdsourcing, the use of new web mapping technology, and adds new case studies and examples. Printed in full color, this fully-revised 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.

Table of Contents

Geographic Information Science and Maps. Data Acquisition. Map Characteristics. GIS Applications: Which Map to Use? Map Design and Production. Topography. Statistical Mapping. Mapping Time. Maps at Work: Presenting and Using Geospatial Data in Maps and Atlases. Maps at Work: Analysis and Geovisualization. Cartography at Work: Maps as Decision Tools.

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems