Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 Glossary Index