Landmarks in Mapping: 50 Years of the Cartographic Journal, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Landmarks in Mapping

50 Years of the Cartographic Journal, 1st Edition

By Alexander Kent

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416 pages

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Description

This book brings a flavour of the quality and breadth of the Journal into one volume that spans its history. It includes 16 classic papers from the archive, some of which will be well known to the cartographic community, while others may not be as obvious.

Reviews

"I definitely recommend this book. It is a valuable addition to the history of cartography in the past 50 years, giving, as the editors desired, the “flavor” of the period, and also serves as a starting point for researchers in cartography. It will be a much used resource for those in seminars of mapping sciences."

- Judith A. Tyner, California State University, Long Beach

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Automation in the Preparation of Thematic Maps 3. Reflections on 'Automation in the Preparation of Thematic Mapping' 4. Visual Perception and Map Design 5. Reflections on 'Visual Perception and Map Design' 6. The Map as a Communication System 7. Reflections on 'The Map as a Communication System' 8. Topographical Relief Depiction by Hachures with Computer and Plotter 9. Reflections on 'Topographic Relief Depiction by Hachures with Computer and Plotter' 10. A Knowledge Based System for Cartographic Symbol Design 11. Reflections on 'A Knowledge Based System for Cartographic Symbol Design' 12. The Role of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain 13. Reflections on 'The Role of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain' 14. Line Generalization by Repeated Elimination of Points 15. Reflections on 'Line Generalization by Repeated Elimination of Points' 16. Map Design for Census Mapping 17. Reflections on 'Map Design for Census Mapping' 18. ColorBrewer.org: An Online Tool for Selecting Colour Schemes for Maps 19. Reflections on ‘ColorBrewer.org: An Online Tool for Selecting Colour Schemes for Maps’ 20. Mapping the Results of Geographically Weighted Regression 21. Reflections on 'Mapping the Results of Geographically Weighted Regression' 22. Cultures of Map Use 23. Reflections on 'Cultures of Map Use' 24. Usability Evaluation of Web Mapping Sites 25. Reflections on 'Usability Evaluation of Web Mapping Sites' 26. Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections 27. Reflections on 'Unfolding the Earth: Myriahedral Projections' 28. Stylistic Diversity in European State 1:50 000 Topographic Maps 29. Reflections on 'Stylistic Diversity in European State 1:50 000 Topographic Maps' 30. Visualization of Origins, Destinations and Flows with OD Maps 31. Reflections on 'Visualization of Origins, Destinations and Flow with OD Maps' 32. Reasserting Design Relevance in Cartography: Some Concepts 33. Reasserting Design Relevance in Cartography: Some Examples 34. Reflections of 'Reasserting Design Relevance in Cartography'

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
TEC048000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Cartography