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The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography

Edited by: Alexander J. Kent , Peter Vujakovic

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138831025
eBook ISBN: 9781315736822
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315736822
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This new Handbook unites cartographic theory and praxis with the principles of cartographic design and their application. It offers a critical appraisal of the current state of the art, science, and technology of map-making in a convenient and well-illustrated guide that will appeal to an international and multi-disciplinary audience. No single-volume work in the field is comparable in terms of its accessibility, currency, and scope.

The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography draws on the wealth of new scholarship and practice in this emerging field, from the latest conceptual developments in mapping and advances in map-making technology to reflections on the role of maps in society. It brings together 43 engaging chapters on a diverse range of topics, including the history of cartography, map use and user issues, cartographic design, remote sensing, volunteered geographic information (VGI), and map art.

The title?s expert contributions are drawn from an international base of influential academics and leading practitioners, with a view to informing theoretical development and best practice. This new volume will provide the reader with an exceptionally wide-ranging introduction to mapping and cartography and aim to inspire further engagement within this dynamic and exciting field.

The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography offers a unique reference point that will be of great interest and practical use to all map-makers and students of geographic information science, geography, cultural studies, and a range of related disciplines.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Max Eckert and the foundations of modern cartographic praxis Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The communication models in cartography Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Cartography, visual perception and cognitive psychology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Understanding map uses and users Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Map history Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Critical cartography Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Mapping as performance Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The map as spectacle Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Image and imagination Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Cartography and the ‘Age of Discovery’ Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Mapping, survey, and science Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The rise of systematic, territorial surveys Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Cartographies of war and peace Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Modelling the world Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Understanding map projections Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Photogrammetry and remote sensing Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Geographical information systems Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Global positioning systems Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Mobile mapping Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Neocartography and OpenStreetMap Download PDF
Chapter  21:  An introduction to map design Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cartographic aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Layout, balance, and visual hierarchy in map design Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Colour in cartography Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Lettering and labelling on maps Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Designing maps for print Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Internet mapping Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Maps and atlases for schools Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Mapping place Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Maps and identity Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Maps, power, and politics Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Persuasive map design Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Schematic maps and the practice of regional geography Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Cartography and the news Download PDF
Chapter  35:  VGI and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Maps and imagination Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Mapping the invisible andthe ephemeral Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Mapping in art Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Gaming maps and virtual worlds Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Hunches and hopes Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Can a map change the world? Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Educating tomorrow’s cartographers Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Drawing maps Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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