How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design / Edition 1

How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design / Edition 1

by Alan M. MacEachren
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Guilford Publications, Inc.
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How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design / Edition 1

Now available in paperback for the first time, this classic work presents a cognitive-semiotic framework for understanding how maps work as powerful, abstract, and synthetic spatial representations. Explored are the ways in which the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with information processing and knowledge construction, and how the resulting insights can be used to make informed symbolization and design decisions. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary technologies. As the nature of maps continues to evolve, Alan MacEachren emphasizes the ongoing need to think systematically about the ways people interact with and use spatial information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572300408
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

1. Taking a Scientfic Approach to Improving Map Representation and Design
I. How Meaning Is Derived from Maps
2. An Information-Processing View of Vision and Visual Cognition
3. How Maps Are Seen
4. How Maps Are Understood:
Visual Array
Visual Description
Knowledge Schemata
Cognitive Representation
II. How Maps Are Imbued with Meaning
5. A Primer on Semiotics for Understanding Map Representation
6. A Functional Approach to Map Representation: The Semantics and Syntactics of Map Signs
7. A Lexical Approach to Map Representation: Map Pragmatics
III. How Maps Are Used: Applications in Geographic Thinking
8. GVIS: Facilitating Visual Thinking
9. GVIS: Relationships in Space and Time
10. GVIS: Should We Believe What We See?

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