How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design

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How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design
  • Alan M. MacEachren PhD
Brand: Brand: The Guilford Press
Edition: 1
  • Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 157230040X
Item Dimensions: 5.98 x 1.18 x 9.02 inches 1.88 pounds
Label: The Guilford Press
  • English (Published)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Unknown)
Manufacturer: The Guilford Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 513
Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.0 x 1.3 inches 1.8 pounds
Package Quantity: 1
Publication Date: 2004-06-21
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Studio: The Guilford Press
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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. Explored are the ways in which the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with information processing and knowledge construction, and how the resulting insights can be used to make informed symbolization and design decisions. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary technologies. As the nature of maps continues to evolve, Alan MacEachren emphasizes the ongoing need to think systematically about the ways people interact with and use spatial information.