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How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design by Alan M. MacEachren

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Kevin Piraino rated it really liked it Jul 26, HainingRobert Haining Limited preview – If you are a seller for this product, wirk you like to suggest updates through seller support? A Lexical Approach to Map Representation: 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.

Be the first to add this to a list. The type is small, needs a better font and is cluttered with references, text in parentheses and “quoted phrases”. How Mpas 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.


Books by Alan M. Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication. Cartography Summary “This book is the first systematic integration of cognitive and semiotic approaches to understanding maps as powerful, abstract, and synthetic spatial representations. If you love maps or use them a lot in your work, this is a truly great book to own.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Exploring the question of spatial representation of different kinds, at ,aps levels and from various approaches, the book provides a key insight into how maps work, which can then be applied for improved map design.

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How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design

While it has many pundits and scholars, there’s nothing in the literature that approaches the breadth and quality of this book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Jacob Blair rated it really liked it Aug 18, Representation, Visualization, and Design by Alan M. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This is an exceptionally thorough guide to map representation both in design and function.

A thoughtful and thought-provoking intellectual treatise on the role of graphic representation in human perception, cognition, visualization, and communication. The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of woork item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. Published June 21st by The Guilford Press first published My copy of this book is now chock full of scribbles in the margin – not doodles, mind you, but ideas and questions for research in cartographic design.


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How Maps Work

Write a customer review. Presenting a perspective built on four decades of cartographic research, along with research from other areas, it explores how maps work at multiple levels – from the individual to societal – and provides a cohesive picture of how the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with the processing of information construction of knowledge. Robert Kosara rated it really liked it Aug 01, Add both to Cart Add both to List.

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