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Cartographic Design: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

Out of Print

Edited By: C H Wood and P C Keller

306 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #54946 | ISBN: 0471965871
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About this book

Maps use their own design language. This book is the first to examine how map design is integrated with modern views of information and graphic communication in both the applied and theoretical senses.


Challenge and response in cartographic design; geography and cartographic design; reconstructing the relevancy of design in postmodernism; automated cartography and the human paradigm; a pilot study into empirical knowledge about cartographic design; cartographic complementary; objectives, strategies and examples; tactile mapping design and the visually impaired user; designing maps for the young elementary school child; gender differences in map reading abilities; design issues to be considered when mapping time; re-examining the cartographic depiction of topography; cartographic symbolization requirements by microcomputer-based geographic information systems; an experiment with choropleth maps on a monochrome LCD panel; an evaluation of multivariate quantitative point symbols for maps; feature matching and the similarity of maps; examination of effects of task type and map complexity on sequenced and static choropleth maps; closing address.

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