A general framework for the study of maps and map use. Ten chapters examine the nature of maps in detail, with main themes being: a scientific approach to map representation and design; information processing and visual cognition; eye-brain, and perceptual issues; knowledge structures, cognition, and mental schema; semiotics and signs; semantics and syntactics of map design; a lexical approach to map representation; geographic visualisation, 2D, 3D, time; space and time; "truth' and map perception. How maps work : representation, visualization and design. N2 - A general framework for the study of maps and map use.
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View larger. MacEachren Hardcover Paperback. Hardcover June 9, Paperback June 21, Professors: Free copies available for adoption consideration. This book has restricted territorial rights. To order from outside the U. A thoughtful and thought-provoking intellectual treatise on the role of graphic representation in human perception, cognition, visualization, and communication.
Although the vehicle for this journey is the geographic map, you will learn a great deal about yourself and your interaction with the environment along the way. The book created a fabric for discussion which was rich enough and broad enough to support extensive and intensive scrutiny I recommend it to mapping science and GIS professionals, to scientists working in computer vision, to everyone whose work involves creation of, or inference about, representations of spatial information.
The map is as old as societies themselves and is a fundamental building block of human knowledge. This book should be mandatory reading for all those interested in the role of maps in the emerging information era.
With its rich array of subtopics, levels of treatment and specialized sections worthy of deep quarrying, and also its extensive and fascinating range of illustrations, I believe that this book can command a wide and varied readership.
It will certainly become a foundation stone in my own teaching and research library. How Maps Work is a tour de force for academic cartography and other fields concerned with perceptual, cognitive, and metaphysical aspects of spatial information—a masterful synthesis of interest to anyone curious about the map as a unique and valuable tool for exploration, discovery, and hypothesis testing. Don't want the mobile site? Switch to the full site. Discount is applied to the list price.
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How Maps Work : Representation, Visualization, and Design
View larger. MacEachren Hardcover Paperback. Hardcover June 9, Paperback June 21, Professors: Free copies available for adoption consideration. This book has restricted territorial rights.
How Maps Work
How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design