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Basic Cartography for Students and Technicians: Exercise Manual

TextbookHandbook / ManualOut of Print

Series: Basic Cartography for Students and Technicians Volume: 3

By: RW Anson (Editor), FJ Ormeling (Editor)

29cm.x,288. Ill. Paperback

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #53348 | ISBN: 1851665900
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Provides students with a wealth of practice material, an essential supplement to the 'Basic Cartography Series'.


The History of Cartography. Cartographic history of the student's country. The effect of social and cultural factors on cartography. Angle of viewing the earth in maps. Eastern asian cartography. Component analysis of old maps. Mathematical Cartography. The map scale. Earth shape, grid and graticule. Tangent projection systems. Secant projection systems. An equalarea cylindrical projection. 6. An equalarea pseudoconical projection. Planispheres. Planispheres and their deformations. Interrupted projection systems. The quintuple projection. Theory of Cartographic Expression and Design. Generalisation. Isolines. Fixed value dot mapping. Data representation using proportion symbols. Flowlines. Movement expressed by arrows. Choropleth mapping. Proportional shading. Triangular graphs. Dasymetric mapping. Techniques of Map Drawing and Lettering. Representation of settlements. Line construction. Map lettering. Map lettering. Hill shading using an airbrush. Creation of a colour solid. Scale transfer. Parallel lines and roads. Simple and complex symbols. Map Reproduction Techniques. Exercise on map production techniques. Topographic Cartography. Map orientation. Production of a topographic map at 1:200,000. Production of a general map at 1:500,000. Hydrography. Relief representation I. Relief representation II. Relief representation III. Map Compilation and Generalisation. Generalisation of topographic map detail. Drawing a city plan. Drafting of a road map. Drawing a leisure map. Preliminary layout. Differentiation of linear features. Generalising boundaries. The generalisation of various features. Name placement. Map legend specification. Thematic Cartography. Coal transportation. Urban accessibility map. Arable crop typology. Demographic map. Population density map. Editing an agricultural map. Mapping transportation. Computer-Assisted Cartography. Digitising. Formulating a logic for a CAC routine. Computer-assisted plotting. Combining conventional and cartography. Change of projection. CA topographic sheet compilation. Thematic scaling and generalisation. Compiling a CA thematic atlas. Developing a CAC system.

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