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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073037486
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/16/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Campbell recently retired from his teaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where he has taught for 26 years. He received his BA in geography from the University of Washington

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Table of Contents

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

Appendixes

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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