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Understanding Maps

Textbook

By: JS Keates

334 pages, Figs

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Jun 1996 | Edition: 2 | #53472 | ISBN: 0582239273
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About this book

Addresses the fundamental principles of visual perception and map symbolism.


Contents

*PART ONE: THE MAP AS VISUAL INFORMATION *Using Maps *An Outline of the Visual System *Visual Perception and Map Interpretation *PART TWO: THE MAP AS A SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION *Signs and Symbols *Representation in Two Dimensions *The Map as a Correct Description *PART THREE: THE MAP AS A COMMUNICATION *Theories and Models of Cartographic Communication *Communication, Map Use and Cartographic Objectives *Map-using Operations *The Map as Rhetoric *Rhetoric and Communication *The Map as a Text *Cartographic Theory and Cartographic Practice *PART FOUR: THE MAP AS AN ARTISTIC WORK *Artistic Works and Works of Art *Cartography as a Graphic Art *Generalisation and Composition *Style, Fashion and Taste *PART FIVE: THE MAP AS A PRODUCT OF SKILL *Digital Maps and Geographic Information Systems *Artificial Intelligence and Cartographic Tasks *Expert Systems and Map Production

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