The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography

The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography

by Alexander J. Kent, Peter Vujakovic

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ISBN-13: 9781317568216
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/04/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 594
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Alexander J. Kent is Reader in Cartography and Geographic Information Science at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is currently the President of the British Cartographic Society, Editor of The Cartographic Journal and Chair of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Topographic Mapping.

Peter Vujakovic is Professor of Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is past Editor and current Associate Editor of The Cartographic Journal and expert contributor to The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World.

Table of Contents

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Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic


Situating Cartography: From Craft to Performance

1 Max Eckert and the Foundations of Modern Cartographic Praxis

Gyula Papay (translated by Sabine Afflerback-Thom and Anja Hopfstock)

2 The Communication Models in Cartography

Christopher Board

3 Cartography, Visual Perception and Cognitive Psychology

Amy L. Griffin

4 Understanding Map Uses and Users

Corné P.J.M. van Elzakker and Kristien Ooms

5 Map History: Discourse and Process

Matthew H. Edney

6 Critical Cartography

Chris Perkins

7 Mapping as Performance

Joe Gerlach

8 The Map as Spectacle

Peter Vujakovic


Exploring the Origins of Modern Cartography

9 Image and Imagination: Maps in Medieval Europe

Peter Barber and Catherine Delano-Smith

10 The ‘Age of Discovery’

Radu Leca

11 Mapping, Survey, and Science

Matthew H. Edney

12 The Rise of Systematic, Territorial Surveys

Matthew H. Edney

13 Cartographies of War and Peace

Timothy Barney


Measuring the Earth: From Geodesy to GPS

14 Modelling the World

Miljenko Lapaine

15 Understanding Map Projections

E. Lynn Usery

16 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Stuart Granshaw

17 Geographical Information Systems

Paul A. Longley and James A. Cheshire

18 Global Positioning Systems

Martin Davis

19 Mobile Mapping

Martin Davis

20 Neocartography and OpenStreetMap

Steve Chilton


Understanding Cartographic Design: Principles in Practice

21 An Introduction to Map Design

Giles Darkes

22 Cartographic Aesthetics

Alexander J. Kent

23 Layout, Balance and Visual Hierarchy

Christopher Wesson

24 Colour

Mary Spence

25 Lettering and Labelling

Christopher Wesson

26 Designing Maps for Print

Judith Tyner

27 Internet Mapping

Ian Muehlenhaus

28 Maps and Atlases for Schools

Stephen Scoffham


Maps and Society: Use, Uses and Users

29 Mapping Place

Denis Wood

30 Maps and Identity

Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic

31 Maps, Power and Politics

Guntram H. Herb

32 Persuasive Map Design

Judith Tyner

33 Schematic Maps and the Practice of Regional Geography

Peter Thomas

34 Cartography and the News

Peter Vujakovic

35 VGI and Beyond: From Data to Mapping

Vyron Antoniou, Cristina Capineri and Muki (Mordechai) Haklay

36 Maps and Imagination

Peter Vujakovic

37 Mapping the Invisible and the Ephemeral

Kate McLean

38 Mapping in Art

Inge Panneels

39 Gaming Maps and Virtual Worlds

Alison Gazzard


Reflections on the Future of Mapping and Cartography

40 Hunches and Hopes

Mark Monmonier

41 Can a Map Change the World?

Danny Dorling

42 Educating Tomorrow’s Cartographers

Beata Medynska-Gulij

43 Drawing maps: Human vs. machine

William Cartwright


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