World Mapping Today

World Mapping Today

Figure 2.5 Qualitative evaluation of national environmental mapping programmes. CHAPTER. 2. N1APPING. --. In the first edition of World Mapping Today (WMT), we attempted to summarize the state of world mapping quantitatively in terms of ...

Author: Bob Parry

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110959444

Category: Science

Page: 1075

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Categories: Science

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

The resulting controversy unwittingly revealedthe terminallimits of traditional world mapping and took cartography righttothe brink of its next great evolution: the virtual worldof online mapping. Today, thePeters projectionisno ...

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846145704

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.
Categories: Science

Challenges of Mapping the Classical World

Challenges of Mapping the Classical World

... 'Le comité central de la TIR et l'état actuel des travaux sur la Tabula Imperii Romani (Février 1974),' Eirene 14 (1976): 104. 156 Formerly 'World Aeronautical Chart': see further World Mapping Today, 62 and 70; Lock 67; ...

Author: Richard J.A. Talbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429939464

Category: History

Page: 202

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Challenges of Mapping the Classical World collects together in one volume fourteen varied items written by Richard Talbert over the past thirty years. They cohere around the theme of mapping the classical world since the nineteenth century. All were originally prompted by Talbert’s commission in the late 1980s to produce a definitive classical atlas after more than a century of failed attempts by the Kieperts and others. These he evaluates, as well as probing the Smith/Grove atlas, a successful twenty-year initiative launched in the mid-1850s, with a cartographic approach that departs radically from established practice. Talbert’s initial vision for the international collaborative project that resulted in the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (2000) is presented, and the successive twice-yearly reports on its progress from 1991 through to completion are published here for the first time. A further item reflects retrospectively on the project’s cartographic challenges and on how developments in digital map production were decisive in overcoming them. This volume will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in the development and growing impact of mapping the classical world.
Categories: History

The Visual World Atlas Facts and maps of the current world

The Visual World Atlas   Facts and maps of the current world

We live in an amazing world! Earth, our blue planet, has a special something that makes it ... Today, all the continents have been explored ... It contains more than 110 thematic maps, as well as photographs taken all over the world.

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Publisher: Québec Amerique

ISBN: 9782764408896

Category: Atlases

Page: 175

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Categories: Atlases

Mapping It Out

Mapping It Out

See Map titles Topographic maps : generalization on , 22–23 ; index maps , 124–25 ; in microformat ... 97-102 WORLD ( cartographic application software ) , 132 World Directory of Map Collections , 134 World Mapping Today , 136 United ...

Author: Mark Monmonier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226217857

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Writers know only too well how long it can take—and how awkward it can be—to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively. In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography—the visual, two-dimensional organization of information—to heighten the impact of their books and articles. This concise, practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design, from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change. Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas, from literary criticism to sociology. He demonstrates, for example, various techniques for representing changes and patterns; different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information; and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms, such as visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships. There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile reproduction, and the evaluation of source materials. Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen-and-ink drafting, and how to work with a cartographic illustrator. Clearly written, and filled with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences. "A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
Categories: Science

The American Cartographer

The American Cartographer

In using a SCITEX computer system to link data with appropriate census districts why are so many maps misregistered? ... DENNIS FITZSIMONS Department of Geography and Planning Southwest Texas State University World Mapping Today.

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ISBN: UOM:39015016334487

Category: Cartography

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Secret Maps of the Ancient World

Secret Maps of the Ancient World

Oiapter ^: The Round World Maps In our world today maps are common. Most are available to anyone who wants to view them in a book or even on the internet. But that was not always the case. In ancient times frequently maps contained ...

Author: Charlotte Harris Rees

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434392787

Category: History

Page: 202

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The author explores evidence given in ancient Chinese writings, archaelogical finds in the Americas, and in ancient Chinese maps; demonstrating the likelyhood that America was discovered by the Chinese, not Europeans.
Categories: History

Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services

U.S. Serial Set Maps Digital Collection. ... World Mapping Today. ... This newsletter provides current information on cartographic materials, other publications of interest to map and geography librarians, meetings, related government ...

Author: Richard E. Bopp

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591583745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 769

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Part I. Concepts and Processes, History and functions of reference service: Ethical aspects of reference service; The reference interview; Organization of information and search strategies; Electronic resources for reference; Understanding electronic information systems for reference; Access-related reference services; Instruction; Training and continual learning for reference staff; Evaluation of reference services; Organizing and delivering reference and information services; Reference services for specific populations. -- Part II. Information Sources and their Use: Selection and evaluation of reference sources: Directories; Almanacs, yearbooks and handbooks; Biographical sources; Dictionaries; Encyclopedias; Geographical sources; Bibliographic sources; Index and abstracts; Government information and statistics sources.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

When Maps Become the World

When Maps Become the World

For a partial history of mapping across a large swath of global cultures, contemporary and historical, see Dilke 1985, 1987; Harley 1987; Berry 2006; ... Maps Today Is thereasingle useful definition of what a map [8] Chapter One.

Author: Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226674865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Map making and, ultimately, map thinking is ubiquitous across literature, cosmology, mathematics, psychology, and genetics. We partition, summarize, organize, and clarify our world via spatialized representations. Our maps and, more generally, our representations seduce and persuade; they build and destroy. They are the ultimate record of empires and of our evolving comprehension of our world. This book is about the promises and perils of map thinking. Maps are purpose-driven abstractions, discarding detail to highlight only particular features of a territory. By preserving certain features at the expense of others, they can be used to reinforce a privileged position. When Maps Become the World shows us how the scientific theories, models, and concepts we use to intervene in the world function as maps, and explores the consequences of this, both good and bad. We increasingly understand the world around us in terms of models, to the extent that we often take the models for reality. Winther explains how in time, our historical representations in science, in cartography, and in our stories about ourselves replace individual memories and become dominant social narratives—they become reality, and they can remake the world.
Categories: Philosophy

World maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca

World maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca

CHAPTER 4 THE INSTRUMENTS ON WHICH THE MAPS ARE ENGRAVED ܕ • > 66 4.1 Introducing the two world - maps “ . ... today . 11 They also represent the culmination of 1/2 2 > > In this study I use A and B somewhat indiscriminately to refer ...

Author: David King

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004450738

Category: Philosophy

Page: 670

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The author describes how Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction (qibla) towards Mecca and presents two highly sophisticated Mecca-centred world-maps for finding the qibla. These recently-discovered world-maps have forced a reevaluation of Muslim achievements in mathematics and cartography.
Categories: Philosophy