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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.
Cloth
ISBN 0-13-079104-0


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Summary

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.

Features


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 and interpretation.
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 graphic processing.
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 software.


Table of Contents
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.
    5. Graphic Processing.
    6. Multimedia and Hypermedia.
    7. Multimedia and Hypermedia.
    8. Computer Animation.
    9. Scripting and Programming.
III. APPLYING THE TOOLS: EXAMPLES OF INTERACTIVE AND ANIMATED MAPS.
    10. The Interactive Map.
    11. The Animated Map.
    12. Frontier.
    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.
    Index.


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