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Web cartography : developments and prospects

Author: M J Kraak; Allan Brown
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the way maps are now used on the internet instead of the traditional paper maps that most of us are used to. A cutting edge book including case studies, examples, and its own  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)791563198
(NO-TrBIB)12060499x
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M J Kraak; Allan Brown
ISBN: 0748408681 9780748408689 074840869X 9780748408696
OCLC Number: 122980674
Description: ix, 213 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Settings and needs for web cartography / Menno-Jan Kraak 1 --
1.1 New mapping environments 1 --
1.2 Types of web maps 3 --
1.3 What is special about web maps? 4 --
1.4 This book and its website 6 --
2 Trends in cartography / Menno-Jan Kraak 9 --
2.1 Visualisation process: cartographic principles 9 --
2.2 Visualisation strategies: mapping for public communication and mapping to stimulate visual thinking 11 --
2.3 New cartographic realms: mapping cyberspace 15 --
3 Use of maps on the Web / Corne P.J.M. van Elzakker 21 --
3.2 What's the use of web maps? 22 --
3.3 Modes of using web maps 25 --
3.4 Finding and retrieving maps and geodata on the W eb 28 --
3.5 Web maps in geospatial data infrastructures 31 --
4 Users of maps on the Web / Corne P.J.M. van Elzakker 37 --
4.1 User profiles 37 --
4.2 How many web maps and web map users? 42 --
4.3 Economic aspects 43 --
4.4 Problems and limitations 47 --
5 Cartographic principles / Menno-Jan Kraak 53 --
5.1 Visualising geospatial data 53 --
5.2 Cartographic information analysis 57 --
5.3 Cartographic sign system 59 --
5.4 Multi-dimensional display 66 --
6 Publishing maps on the Web / Barend Kobben 73 --
6.2 Internet and the World Wide Web 73 --
6.3 Basic publishing on the Web 76 --
6.4 Extending web map functionality 79 --
7 Web map design in practice / Jeroen van den Worm 87 --
7.2 Factors influencing map design 87 --
7.3 Cartographic symbol design for web maps 96 --
7.4 Colour on web maps 100 --
7.5 Type fonts and name placement on web maps 101 --
7.6 Advanced design 103 --
8 Web maps and National Mapping Organisations / Rob M. Hootsmans 109 --
8.1 Changing environment of national mapping organizations 109 --
8.2 Why Web maps for NMOs? 111 --
8.3 Current NMO activities on the Web 116 --
8.4 Recommendations 119 --
9 Web maps and tourists / Allan Brown 123 --
9.1 Tourist information on the Web 123 --
9.2 Examples of official and commercial websites 123 --
9.3 More advanced cartographic techniques 125 --
9.4 Downloading and printing high quality tourist maps 129 --
9.5 Future prospects 131 --
10 Web maps and atlases / Menno-Jan Kraak 135 --
10.1 Atlas concepts 135 --
10.2 Web atlases 137 --
11 Web maps and weather / Connie Blok 141 --
11.2 Medium: television or the Web 143 --
11.3 Weather maps on the Web 145 --
11.4 Expectations and hopes 153 --
12 Web maps and road traffic / Nicoline N.M. Emmer 159 --
12.2 Why use traffic web maps? 159 --
12.3 Current dissemination of traffic information 160 --
12.4 Improvements of traffic sites 165 --
12.5 Future developments 168 --
13 Outlook / Menno-Jan Kraak, Allan Brown 171 --
Appendix A File formats and plugins / Wim Feringa 177 --
A.2 Coding / authoring 177 --
A.3 Graphics 181 --
A.4 Animation 184 --
A.5 Video 185 --
A.6 Sound 187 --
A.7 Synchronised multimedia 189 --
Appendix B Design, colour, images, fonts, file size / Wim Feringa 195 --
B.1 Website design 195 --
B.2 Internet colour 201 --
B.3 Image formats and file size 204 --
B.4 Fonts 205.
Responsibility: edited by Menno-Jan Kraak and Allan Brown.

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