Esri Map Book

Author: Esri

Publisher: ESRI Press

ISBN: 9781589483415

Category: Reference

Page: 111

View: 2107

The Esri Map Book, Volume 28, shows how GIS enables change and provides innovative, spatially based solutions to wide-ranging issues, including those affecting business, the environment, utilities, transportation, and government. The full-color maps in this edition clearly show how GIS users around the globe contribute ever increasing amounts of data and other resources to help achieve sustainable development and a more hopeful future. Dozens of maps from distinct industries spread across many countries, regions, and cities are featured. Each map includes a description of the map's purpose and how it was produced. The Esri Map Book, Volume 28, is an important collection of maps for GIS users, cartographers, collectors, and map libraries.

Maps

Author: Aleksandra Mizielinska,Daniel Mizielinski

Publisher: Big Picture Press

ISBN: 9780763668969

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 105

View: 9326

Provides an illustrated collection of maps covering the continents and major nations of the world, detailing cities, landmarks, and cultural icons for each.

Judgmental Maps

Your City. Judged.

Author: Trent Gillaspie

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250142695

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 1849

Your City. Judged A sharp tongued and fierce witted full-color collection of maps of America’s greatest cities in all their brutally honest glory. When you move to a new city you look at a map to get you where you need to be, but a Google Map of San Francisco won’t tell you where you can get “Real Dim Sum” or where “The Worst Trader Joes Ever” is. Or if you’re visiting Chicago, you might want to see the Magnificent Mile, but not know it’s right next to where “Suburbanites Buy Drugs” and “Retired Mafioso.” This is where Judgmental Maps comes in – a no holds barred look at city life that is at once a love letter and hate mail from the very people who live there. What started as a joke between comedian Trent Gillaspie and his friends in Denver, quickly grew into a viral sensation with a rabid and enthusiastic community labeling maps of their cities with names and descriptions we all think of, but are a bit too shy to say out loud. Collected here in a full color, beautifully packaged book with all new, never before published material, Judgmental Maps is laugh out loud funny from New York to Los Angeles, Minneapolis to Atlanta and offending everyone else in between.

The Curious Map Book

Author: Ashley Baynton-Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022623729X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2327

Since that ancient day when the first human drew a line connecting Point A to Point B, maps have been understood as one of the most essential tools of communication. Despite differences in language, appearance, or culture, maps are universal touchstones in human civilization. Over the centuries, maps have served many varied purposes; far from mere guides for reaching a destination, they are unique artistic forms, aides in planning commercial routes, literary devices for illuminating a story. Accuracy—or inaccuracy—of maps has been the make-or-break factor in countless military battles throughout history. They have graced the walls of homes, bringing prestige and elegance to their owners. They track the mountains, oceans, and stars of our existence. Maps help us make sense of our worlds both real and imaginary—they bring order to the seeming chaos of our surroundings. With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems, mainly from the vast collection of the British Library. He has unearthed a wide array of the whimsical and fantastic, from maps of board games to political ones, maps of the Holy Land to maps of the human soul. In his illuminating introduction, Baynton-Williams also identifies and expounds upon key themes of map production, peculiar styles, and the commerce and collection of unique maps. This incredible volume offers a wealth of gorgeous illustrations for anyone who is cartographically curious.

The Power of Maps

Author: Denis Wood,John Fels

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898624939

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 6365

This volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to lead--through the mapmaker's bias. Denis Wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects, but rather instruments of communication, persuasion, and power. Like paintings, they express a point of view. By connecting us to a reality that could not exist in the absence of maps--a world of property lines and voting rights, taxation districts and enterprise zones--they embody and project the interests of their creators. Sampling the scope of maps available today, illustrations include Peter Gould's AIDS map, Tom Van Sant's map of the earth, U.S. Geological Survey maps, and a child's drawing of the world. THE POWER OF MAPS was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design.

Maps of Meaning

The Architecture of Belief

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415922227

Category: Psychology

Page: 541

View: 1619

Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

Follow that Map!

A First Look at Mapping Skills

Author: Scot Ritchie

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554532744

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4298

Explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts, discussing the use of symbols, legends, a compass, scale, landmarks, and gridlines, along with instructions for making a map of a bedroom.

Maps

Author: Joellyn Thrall Cicciarelli

Publisher: Creative Teaching Press

ISBN: 9781574711349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 3231

"If you need to know the way to go, get a map to tell you so!" Maps can show the location of everything from the furniture in a classroom to the continents on the globe.

Google Maps Hacks

Author: Rich Gibson,Schuyler Erle

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596101619

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 9047

Want to find every pizza place within a 15-mile radius? Where the dog parks are in a new town? The most central meeting place for your class, club or group of friends? The cheapest gas stations on a day-to-day basis? The location of convicted sex offenders in an area to which you may be considering moving? The applications, serendipitous and serious, seem to be infinite, as developers find ever more creative ways to add to and customize the satellite images and underlying API of Google Maps. Written by Schuyler Erle and Rich Gibson, authors of the popular Mapping Hacks, Google Maps Hacks shares dozens of tricks for combining the capabilities of Google Maps with your own datasets. Such diverse information as apartment listings, crime reporting or flight routes can be integrated with Google's satellite imagery in creative ways, to yield new and useful applications. The authors begin with a complete introduction to the "standard" features of Google Maps. The adventure continues with 60 useful and interesting mapping projects that demonstrate ways developers have added their own features to the maps. After that's given you ideas of your own, you learn to apply the techniques and tools to add your own data to customize and manipulate Google Maps. Even Google seems to be tacitly blessing what might be seen as unauthorized use, but maybe they just know a good thing when they see one. With the tricks and techniques you'll learn from Google Maps Hacks, you'll be able to adapt Google's satellite map feature to create interactive maps for personal and commercial applications for businesses ranging from real estate to package delivery to home services, transportation and more. Includes a foreword by Google Maps tech leads, Jens and Lars Rasmussen.

Maps, Maps, Maps

Author: Joan Chapman

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9780823981724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 8

View: 1901

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Learning and Teaching with Maps

Author: Patrick Wiegand

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415312097

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 9053

Examines how children read, comprehend, and interpret maps, and explores ways that teaching with maps can be more effective.

Monarchs, Ministers, and Maps

The Emergence of Cartography as a Tool of Government in Early Modern Europe

Author: David Buisseret

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226079875

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 7452

These diverse essays investigate political factors behind the rapid development of cartography in Renaissance Europe and its impact on emerging European nations. By 1500 a few rulers had already discovered that better knowledge of their lands would strengthen their control over them; by 1550, the cartographer's art had become an important instrument for bringing territories under the control of centralized government. Throughout the following century increasing governmental reliance on maps demanded greater accuracy and more sophisticated techniques. This volume, a detailed survey of the political uses of cartography between 1400 and 1700 in Europe, answers these questions: When did monarchs and ministers begin to perceive that maps could be useful in government? For what purposes were maps commissioned? How accurate and useful were they? How did cartographic knowledge strengthen the hand of government? By focusing on particular places and periods in early modern Europe, the chapters offer new insights into the growth of cartography as a science, the impetus behind these developments - often rulers attempting to expand their power - and the role of mapmaking in European history. The essay on Poland reveals that cartographic progress came only under the impetus of powerful rulers; another explores the French monarchy's role in the burst of scientific cartography that marked the opening of the "splendid century". Additional chapters discuss the profound influence of cartographic ideas on the English aristocracy during the sixteenth century, the relation of progress in mapmaking to imperialistic goals of the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs, and the supposed primacy of Italian mapmakingfollowing the Renaissance. Contributors to this volume are Peter Barber, David Buisseret, John Marino, Michael J. Mikos, Geoffrey Parker, and James Vann. These essays were originally presented as the Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library.

Maps

Author: Nuruddin Farah

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559704854

Category: Fiction

Page: 259

View: 9030

First in the author's Blood in the Sun trilogy, the thematic novel tackles the problem of violence and civil war in East Africa.

Using Google Maps and Google Earth, Enhanced Edition

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132174756

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 9054

This is the eBook version of the printed book. Using Google™ Maps and Google Earth is more than just a book: it’s the fastest, easiest way to master Google’s amazing mapping applications! Don’t just “read” about it: see it, hear it, live it, with step-by-step screencasts and expert audio tips. Discover how to map your favorite places with Google Maps…see actual locations with Street View…generate driving, walking, and public transit directions…find and learn more about businesses…create and share custom maps and mashups…use Google Maps on iPhone…navigate Google Earth to find locations fast…create life-like Google Earth roadmaps, and tour your route…even explore Google Sky, Google Moon, and Google Earth’s Flight Simulator! Exclusive online Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see…Tell Me More audio delivers practical, “straight from the experts” insights…Point-Counterpoint audio compares alternative solutions—so you can pick the one that’s best for you. It’s all the help you’ll ever need…where you want it, when you want it!

Great Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465435611

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3368

Great Maps takes a close look at the history of maps, from ancient maps such as medieval mappa mundi to Google Earth. The latest in a lavishly illustrated DK series about masterpieces, this fascinating book tells the stories behind great maps and reveals how they have helped people to make sense of their world.

The Story of Maps

Author: Lloyd Arnold Brown

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486238733

Category: Travel

Page: 397

View: 2588

"An important and scholarly work; bringing together much information available heretofore only in scattered sources. Easily readable." — Gerald I. Alexander, F.R.G.S. Cartographer, Map Division, New York Public Library. The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A.D. — Strabo and Ptolemy — through the end of the 19th century, with some discussion of 20th-century developments. 86 illustrations. Extensive notes and bibliography. "Mr. Brown felicitously marries scholarship to narrative and dramatic skill." — Henry Steele Commager.

Ancient Perspectives

Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Author: Richard J. A. Talbert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226789373

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9714

Ancient Perspectives encompasses a vast arc of space and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE—to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each society, maps served as critical economic, political, and personal tools, but there was little consistency in how and why they were made. Much like today, maps in antiquity meant very different things to different people. Ancient Perspectives presents an ambitious, fresh overview of cartography and its uses. The seven chapters range from broad-based analyses of mapping in Mesopotamia and Egypt to a close focus on Ptolemy’s ideas for drawing a world map based on the theories of his Greek predecessors at Alexandria. The remarkable accuracy of Mesopotamian city-plans is revealed, as is the creation of maps by Romans to support the proud claim that their emperor’s rule was global in its reach. By probing the instruments and techniques of both Greek and Roman surveyors, one chapter seeks to uncover how their extraordinary planning of roads, aqueducts, and tunnels was achieved. Even though none of these civilizations devised the means to measure time or distance with precision, they still conceptualized their surroundings, natural and man-made, near and far, and felt the urge to record them by inventive means that this absorbing volume reinterprets and compares.

Maps and Civilization

Cartography in Culture and Society, Third Edition

Author: Norman J. W. Thrower

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226799759

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 1397

In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships. The third edition of Maps and Civilization incorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new alphabetized bibliography. Praise for previous editions of Maps and Civilization: “A marvelous compendium of map lore. Anyone truly interested in the development of cartography will want to have his or her own copy to annotate, underline, and index for handy referencing.”—L. M. Sebert, Geomatica

Maps

Getting from Here to There

Author: Harvey Weiss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395720288

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4624

Discusses various aspects of maps including direction, distance, symbols, latitude, and longitude, how maps are made, special purpose maps, and charts.

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives

Author: David J. Bodenhamer,John Corrigan,Trevor M. Harris

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253015677

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8815

Deep maps are finely detailed, multimedia depictions of a place and the people, buildings, objects, flora, and fauna that exist within it and which are inseparable from the activities of everyday life. These depictions may encompass the beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears of residents and help show what ties one place to another. A deep map is a way to engage evidence within its spatio-temporal context and to provide a platform for a spatially-embedded argument. The essays in this book investigate deep mapping and the spatial narratives that stem from it. The authors come from a variety of disciplines: history, religious studies, geography and geographic information science, and computer science. Each applies the concepts of space, time, and place to problems central to an understanding of society and culture, employing deep maps to reveal the confluence of actions and evidence and to trace paths of intellectual exploration by making use of a new creative space that is visual, structurally open, multi-media, and multi-layered.