Mapping Time: Illustrated by Minard's Map of Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812

Mapping Time: Illustrated by Minard's Map of Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812

by Menno-Jan Kraak


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589483125
Publisher: ESRI Press
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 11.30(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Menno-Jan Kraak is professor of geovisual analytics and cartography in the department of geoinformation science and earth observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands. He has written more than 200 publications on cartography and GIS, most notably, with Ormeling, the textbook Cartography, Visualization of Geospatial Data (Pearson Education, 2010), which has been translated into five languages.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Maps tell time

1 Napoleon's Russian campaign
About Gerrit Janz Kraak

2 Minard’s map
2.1The map
About Minard
2.2 Minard’s work
2.3 Mapping 1812
As a historical event
Inspired by Minard

3 Time
3.1 What about time?
3.2 Types of time
3.3 Events and change
3.4 Questions and time
3.5 Temporal data visualization and time-space

4 Maps, data, and design
4.1 Map basics
4.2 Map data analysis
4.3 Map design

5 Maps and time
5.1 Map narrative
5.2 Expressing change
Change from object perspective
Change from attribute perspective
Change from location perspective
Change and Minard's representation of Napoleon's Russian campaign
Change and the map background
5.3 Change in a single map
Flow line maps
Space time cube
A third dimension

5.4 Change in a series of maps
5.5 Change in animation

6 Maps and temporal exploration
6.1 From presentation to exploration
Mapping environment
Design guidelines
Visualization strategies
6.2 Exploring
Reviewing Napoleon's battle record
What happened at the crossing of the Berezina River?
7 Reflection


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