Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools and Applications is a `state of the art' review of the latest developments in the subject, that examines how new concepts, methods and tools can be creatively applied to solve problems relevant to a wide range of topics. Themes covered include: the impact of three-dimensional displays on user interaction; the potentialities in animation and how to create temporally sensitive visualizations; the capability to handle mobile data and to represent uncertainty; and the role of participatory visualization systems and exploratory methods. Chapters are written by leading scholars and researchers in a range of cognate fields, including, cartography, GIScience, architecture, art, urban planning and computer graphics, drawn from Europe, North America and Australia.
The book is richly illustrated throughout and includes numerous case studies and accessible discussion of important visualization concepts that make it understandable for non-technical audiences. The book offers a contemporary assessment of the diverse forms of geographic visualization and, drawing upon a number of theoretical perspectives and disciplines, provide an insightful commentary on new methods, techniques and tools.
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