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Synopsis:

This engaging text provides a solid introduction to mapmaking in the era of cloud computing. It takes students through both the concepts and technology of modern cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and Web-based mapping. Conceptual chapters delve into the meaning of maps and how they are developed, covering such topics as map layers, GIS tools, mobile mapping, and map animation. Methods chapters take a learn-by-doing approach to help students master application programming interfaces and build other technical skills for creating maps and making them available on the Internet. The companion website offers invaluable supplementary materials for instructors and students.

Pedagogical features:

*End-of-chapter summaries, review questions, and exercises.

*Extensive graphics illustrating the concepts and procedures.

*Downloadable PowerPoints for each chapter.

*Downloadable code files (where applicable) for the exercises.

About the Author

Michael P. Peterson, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Geography/Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he has been on the faculty since 1982. He has been a visiting scholar or fellow at universities around the world; most recently, he was Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria (1999, 2011), Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Technology in Munich, Germany (1999, 2000, 2001), Visiting Research Fellow at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada (2004), and Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand (2012). Dr. Peterson is past president of the North American Cartographic Information Society and former editor of Cartographic Perspectives. The author of numerous articles and several books, he chaired the Maps and the Internet commission of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) from 1999 to 2011 and is currently chair of the ICA's publication committee.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Maps and the Internet

2. The Internet Map Landscape

3. The Meaning of Mapping

4. A Map Gallery

5. Maps as a Mirror of Civilization

6. The Online Street Map

7. Map Scale and Abstraction

8. Programming the Web with JavaScript

9. Map Digitizing and GPS

10. Map Mashups

11. Points and Point Data

12. Point Maps and Graduated Symbols

13. The Online Map

14. Line and Area Map Mashups

15. Map Layers and GIS

16. Map Layer Mashups

17. Databases, MySQL, and PHP

18. Mapping from a Database

19. Mobile Mapping

20. Local Mapping

21. Maps That Move

22. Animated Mapping

23. The Cartographic Exchange

Product Details

ISBN:
9781462510412
Author:
Peterson, Michael P.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Geography-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
421
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Cartography
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Geography » Mapping and Cartography
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Transportation » Aviation » General

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This engaging text provides a solid introduction to mapmaking in the era of cloud computing. It takes students through both the concepts and technology of modern cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and Web-based mapping. Conceptual chapters delve into the meaning of maps and how they are developed, covering such topics as map layers, GIS tools, mobile mapping, and map animation. Methods chapters take a learn-by-doing approach to help students master application programming interfaces and build other technical skills for creating maps and making them available on the Internet. The companion website offers invaluable supplementary materials for instructors and students.

Pedagogical features:

*End-of-chapter summaries, review questions, and exercises.

*Extensive graphics illustrating the concepts and procedures.

*Downloadable PowerPoints for each chapter.

*Downloadable code files (where applicable) for the exercises.

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