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Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, Seventh Edition


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Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, seventh edition, is a comprehensive, foundational textbook designed for the college curriculum. Now updated with a new section on map interpretation, Map Use provides students with the knowledge and skills to read and understand maps, and offers professional cartographers a thorough reference resource. Nearly 600 full-color maps, photographs, and graphs illustrate the concepts behind communicating with maps, while an extensive glossary and resource DVD for instructors (lecture slides, lab exercises, and answer keys) further support use of the text in the classroom. The book renders basic cartographic principles accessible to all, from students of cartography and map design to those without a formal education in geography. Accommodating new developments in GPS and geographic information system technology, this newest edition could serve as an introductory GIS text as well.

Book News Annotation:

The seventh edition of this textbook on modern cartography includes a new section on map interpretation that includes coverage of interpreting the lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, the human landscape, and maps and reality. The book also addresses map reading and map analysis. Illustrations are plentiful, and a glossary is included. Authors are Kimerling (emeritus, geoscience, Oregon State U.), Aileen R. Buckley (research cartographer, Esri), Phillip C. Muehrcke (emeritus, geography, U. of Wisconsin), and Juliana O. Muehrcke (founding editor, Nonprofit World). Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

A. Jon Kimerling is professor emeritus of geosciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis. He coauthored Elements of Cartography, sixth edition (Wiley, 1995). 

Aileen R. Buckley is a research cartographer for Esri.

Phillip C. Muehrcke is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Juliana O. Muehrcke is the founding editor of the journal Nonprofit World.

Table of Contents

   Part One: Map Reading
        1   The earth and earth coordinates
        2    Map scale
        3    Map projections
        4    Grid coordinate systems
        5     Land partitioning
        6     Relief portrayal
        7     Qualitative thematic maps
        8     Quantitative thematic maps
        9     Image maps
      10     Map accuracy and uncertainty
Part Two: Map Analysis
      11     Distance finding
      12     Direction finding and compasses
      13     Position finding and navigation
      14     GPS and maps
      15     Area and volume measures
      16     Surface analysis
      17     Spatial pattern analysis
      18     Spatial association analysis
Part Three: Map Interpretation
     19     Interpreting the lithosphere
     20     Interpreting the atmosphere and biosphere
     21     Interpreting the human landscape
     22     Maps and reality
Appendix A: Digital cartographic data
Appendix B: Selected navigation and GPS abbreviations and acronyms
Appendix C: Tables

Product Details

Kimerling, A. Jon
Esri Press
Muehrcke, Phillip C.
Aileen R Buckley
Muehrcke, Juliana O
Civil Engineering-Cartography
Edition Description:
Seventh Edition,
Publication Date:
600 full-color illustrations
10.8 x 8.35 x 1.43 in 3.51 lb

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