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How maps work : representation, visualization, and design

Author: Alan M MacEachren
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Now available in paperback for the first time, this classic work presents a cognitive-semiotic framework for understanding how maps work as powerful, abstract, and synthetic spatial representations.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan M MacEachren
ISBN: 157230040X 9781572300408
OCLC Number: 698536855
Notes: Originally published in 1995.
Description: xiii, 513 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Taking a Scientfic Approach to Improving Map Representation and DesignI. How Meaning Is Derived from Maps2. An Information-Processing View of Vision and Visual Cognition3. How Maps Are Seen4. How Maps Are Understood: Visual Array Visual DescriptionKnowledge SchemataCognitive RepresentationII. How Maps Are Imbued with Meaning5. A Primer on Semiotics for Understanding Map Representation6. A Functional Approach to Map Representation: The Semantics and Syntactics of Map Signs7. A Lexical Approach to Map Representation: Map PragmaticsIII. How Maps Are Used: Applications in Geographic Thinking8. GVIS: Facilitating Visual Thinking9. GVIS: Relationships in Space and Time10. GVIS: Should We Believe What We See?Postscript
Responsibility: Alan M. MacEachren.
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"Should be required reading for anyone making maps."--C. E. Tiedemann, University of Illinois at Chicago"Alan MacEachren has made a significant and important contribution to our understanding of Read more...

 
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