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The map has been central to how societies function all over the world for generations. This book argues for a new paradigm for maps and mapping the information era - cybercartography - "The organization, presentation, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information on a wide variety of topics of interest to society in an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format with the use of multimedia and multimodal interfaces." It examines the major elements of cybercartography and argues for the importance of interaction between theory and practice in developing a paradigm which moves beyond the concept of GIS and Geographical Information Science and argues for the centrality of the map as part of an integrated information, communication and analytical package. The chapters of the book report on major original cybercartographic research and practice from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including the humanities and the social sciences.
This new synthesis has intrinsic value for industry and the general public but of equal importance is the development of new relationships between mapping and the development of user-centred multimedia interfaces. The cybermap is shown to be key to navigation through the growing sea of data threatening to drown all of us.
Preface Acknowledgments Contributors 1. The Theory and Practice of Cartography: An Introduction 2. POMP and Circumstance: Plain Old Map Products in a Cybercartographic World 3. Exploring the Concept of Cybercartography Using the Holonic Tenets of Integral Theory 4. Cybercartography from a Modeling Perspective 5. Cybercartography and Society 6. Technology and Culture in Cybercartography 7. The Cartographer as a Mediator: Cartographic Representation from Shared Geographic Information 8. Cybercartography and the New Economy: Collaborative Research in Action 9. Interface Design Challenges in Virtual Space 10.Cognitive Theories and Aids to Support Navigation of Multimedia Information Space 11. Cybercartography: A Multimodal Approach 12. Art, Maps and Cybercartography: Stimulating Reflexivity Among Map-Users 13. Mapping Play: What Cybercartographers Can Learn from Popular Culture 14. Linking Geographical Facts with Cartographic Artifacts 15. Pervasive Public Map Displays 16. TeleCatography: A New Means of GeoCommunication 17. Sound Maps: Music and Sound in Cybercartography 18.Interactive Mapping for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired 19. Exploring Conceptual Landscapes: The Design and Implementation of the Georgia Basin Digital Library 20. The Development of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica 21. Cybercartography for Education: The Case of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica 22. Applying a Cybercartographic Human Interface (CHI) Model to Create a Cybercartographic Atlas of Canada's Trade with the World 23. Remaining Challenges and the Future of Cybercartography Subject Index