Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation 8th Edition by A. Jon Kimerling, ISBN-13: 978-1589484429


Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation 8th Edition by A. Jon Kimerling, ISBN-13: 978-1589484429

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  • Publisher: ‎ Esri Press; Eighth edition (November 7, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 666 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1589484428
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1589484429

Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, eigth 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 Powerpoint slides (available through the book resource page at 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, Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, eighth edition can serve as an excellent introductory GIS text.

Table of Contents:

Part I Map reading
1 The earth and earth coordinates
2 Map scale
3 Map projections
4 Grid coordinate systems
5 Land partitioning
6 Map design basics
7 Qualitative thematic maps
8 Quantitative thematic maps
9 Relief portrayal
10 Image maps
11 Map accuracy
Part II Map analysis
12 Distance finding
13 Direction finding and compasses
14 Position finding and navigation
15 Spatial feature analysis
16 Surface analysis
17 Spatial pattern analysis
18 Spatial association analysis
Part III 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 databases
Appendix B: Mathematical tables

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. She coauthored The Atlas of Oregon, second edition (University of Oregon Press, 2001).

Phillip C. Muehrcke is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also coauthored Elements of Cartography.

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

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