Originally published in 1952, "The Look of Maps" documents Arthur H. Robinson's pivotal observation that the discipline of cartography rests at the crossroads of science and art. Based on his doctoral research, this book attempts to resolve the apparent disconnect by covering a range of topics related to the visual characteristics of cartographic technique, including: lettering, structure, and color. Robinson offers advice that even the modern cartographer will find relevant: adopt a "healthy questioning attitude" in order to improve and refine the graphic techniques used to present information visually through maps. "The Look of Maps "is a classic text and an essential component to any cartographic library.
Описание: In the context of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) the book offers a timely review of map projections (sphere, ellipsoid, rotational surfaces) and geodetic datum transformations. For the needs of photogrammetry, computer vision, and remote sensing space projective mappings are reviewed.
Описание: Explains the science of cartography. This book presents a compilation of more than a hundred map projections ranging from classic conics to contemporary transformations using complex variables. It examines the shape and size of the Earth, investigates the means for relating the curved surface to a flat surface, and addresses scaling.
Автор: Chavinier Elsa, Levy Jacques Название: A Cartographic Turn ISBN: 0415729130 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415729130 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 5658 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Contemporary cartography faces a threefold, simultaneous set of pressures. First, it is clear that a restricted circle of specialists no longer holds a monopoly over cartographic production and that there is no longer any implicit agreement about maps. Secondly, scientific and technological innovations are rapidly modifying the boundaries between what a map is and is not, increasing the importance of the individual user or map maker. Finally there is a great need for cartographic instruments to empower the citizen-cartographers, tools to help them make sense of the maps that they are making. What is needed is an innovative framework able to help us to think about cartography not only in terms of knowledge, but also in terms of ethics. Ethics is approached here as a fundamental component of an overall emerging self-reflexive attitude: what actually are the social values and responsible attitudes that are at stake in cartographic practices? If we are able to understand how the relationship between a society and its maps tends to design new configurations, we can enhance scientific and technological innovation. We can also contribute to a more general public debate on spatial visualization, which would imply the breaking up of the impermeable borders that persist between academic disciplines.
Описание: Classics in Cartography provides an intellectually-driven reinterpretation of a selection of ten touchstone articles in the development of mapping scholarship over the last four decades. The `classics` are drawn exclusively from the international peer-review journal Cartographica and are reprinted in full here.
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