Interactive and Animated Cartography, 1/e
Michael P. Peterson, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Published February, 1995 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1995, 464 pp.
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This text provides an accessible,
detailed introduction to recent advances in computer-aided map-making
technology the New Cartography in which maps narrate,
cartographic symbols move, and displays reveal relevant information
when the viewer clicks on them in selected places. It explains timely
new ideas, offers experience-tested insights about why maps work,
highlights ways of using the computer to communicate information with
maps, and shows how to design them.
offers a microcomputer approach to cartography (as
opposed to UNIX-workstation approach).
views the computer as a medium of communication in
cartography, rather than as a tool for the creation of maps.
discusses the mental/cognitive aspects of map reading
surveys the historical development of cartography.
reviews current microcomputer cartographic software.
introduces new concepts and techniques, including
those associated with multimedia, hypermedia, computer animation and
contains examples of scripting and programming.
features an Appendix on Internet with
instructions on how to connect to remote computers and download files.
provides an appendix on software sources and available
I. MAPS, MEDIUM AND THE MIND.
1. Maps and the Changing Medium.
2. The Human Geographic Information System.
3. Maps for the Mind.
II. THE TOOLS OF INTERACTIVE AND ANIMATED CARTOGRAPHY.
4. Computer Mapping.
III. APPLYING THE TOOLS: EXAMPLES OF INTERACTIVE AND
5. Graphic Processing.
6. Multimedia and Hypermedia.
7. Multimedia and Hypermedia.
8. Computer Animation.
9. Scripting and Programming.
10. The Interactive Map.
11. The Animated Map.
Appendix A: Introduction to Programming.
Appendix B: Software Vendors.
Appendix C: Internet.
Appendix D: Other Sources of Software.
Appendix E: Sources for Maps and Imagery.