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Originally published in Dutch, now revised and rewritten for the first English edition. An excellent introduction to maps and their interaction with GIS.
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Geographic information systems and maps 1.1 The map as an interface to GIS 1.2 Geospatial data 1.3 Geographic information systems 1.4 Geospatial analysis operations 1.5 The relation between GDI and cartography 1.6 Maps and the World Wide Web 2. Data acquisition 2.1 The need to know acquisition methods 2.2 Vector file characteristics 2.3 Raster file characteristics 2.4 Deriving data from existing maps 2.5 Control and accuracy 3. Map characteristics 3.1 Maps are unique 3.2 Definitions of cartography 3.3 The cartographic communication process 3.4 Map functions and map types 4. GIS applications: which map to use? 4.1 Maps and the nature of GIS applications 4.2 Cadastre and utilities: use of large-scale maps 4.3 Geospatial analysis in geography: use of small scale maps 4.4 Geospatial, thematic and temporal comparisons 4.5 Working with digital data 5. Topography 5.1 Georeferencing 5.2 Map projections 5.3 Geometric transformations 5.4 Generalization 5.5 Relief 5.6 Topographic data: mapping and charting organizations 6. Map design 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Symbols to portray data related to points, lines, areas and volumes 6.3 Graphic variables 6.4 Text on the map 7. Statistical mapping 7.1 Statistical surveys 7.2 Data analysis 7.3 Data classification 7.4 Cartographical data analysis 7.5 Mapping methods 8. Cartographic tools 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Management and documentation of spatial information 8.3 Requirements fir the cartographic component of GIS packages 8.4 Desktop Mapping 8.5 Map production 9. Atlases 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Paper atlases 9.3 Electronic atlases 10. Mapping time 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Mapping change 10.3 Animation 10.4 Dynamic variables 11. Maps and the World Wide Web 11.1 Web map design 11.2 Web maps and multimedia 11.3 Mapping cyberspace 12. Geovisualization 13. Cartography at work: maps as decision tools 13.1 Again: why maps? 13.2 Working with (web-based) electronic atlases 13.3 At work with the Digital Chart of the World 13.4 Maps, GIS and the need for rule based cartography 13.5 Copyright and liability 13.6 Cartography, GIS and geospatial information policy References Index