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Tangible Modeling with Open Source GIS

By Anna Petrasova, Brendan Harmon, Vaclav Petras, Payam Tabrizian, Helena Mitasova

2018 | Springer International Publishing
Copy Available: Yes

This book provides an overview of the latest developments in the fast growing field of tangible user interfaces.  It presents a new type of modeling environment where the users interact with geospatial data and simulations using 3D physical landscape ...

The National Atlas of Korea Vol. 2

By Various Authors

2017 | Korea NGII
Copy Available: Yes

Vol. 2 of the 5 separate volumes of The National Atlas of Korea published by Korea's National Geography Information Institute (NGII) in 2017. Vol. 2 (14 x 19 over 250 pages) covers physical geography and the environment.

Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing The World In Eleventh-Century Cairo

By Yossef Rapoport And Emilie Savage-Smith

2018 | University of Chicago Press
Copy Available: Yes

About a millennium ago, in Cairo, an unknown author completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, this book guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, features, and inhabitants. This treatise, known as The Book of Curiosities, was unknown to modern scholars until a remarkable manuscript copy surfaced in 2000. Lost Maps of the Caliphs provides the first general overview of The Book of Curiosities and the unique insight it offers into medieval Islamic thought.

Water: An Atlas

crowdsourced

2017 | Guerrilla Cartography and Publishing
As discussed in a Cartographic Collections article in CP 92 (upcoming)! Water: An Atlas is the latest collaborative atlas project by Guerrilla Cartography. Water is required to sustain human life—and so it is a natural choice for Guerrilla's second published project. In its pages you can explore how humans interface with water: controlling, politicizing, commodifying, and polluting it; how water is a harbinger of climate change and how water inspires our imagination and exploration. Also available from http://www.guerrillacartography.org/ as a digital download, the atlas was published in December, 2017. The mission of Guerrilla Cartography is to widely promote the cartographic arts and facilitate an expansion of the art, methods, and thematic scope of cartography, through collaborative projects, hosting theme-based community workshops and symposiums, and mounting public exhibitions.

Food: An Atlas

crowdsourced

2013 | Guerrilla Cartography and Publishing
Copy Available: Yes

As discussed in a Cartographic Collections article in CP 92 (upcoming)! Food: An Atlas is a crowdsourced project of Guerrilla Cartography and Publishing. The atlas endeavors to map food in its myriad contexts and conditions at many scales of research and geography. Scores of cartographers and food researchers just traditional cartography, poster art, infographics, and journalistic text-blocking to render the map as a narrative device in the spirit of knowledge-caching and -sharing. Also available from http://www.guerrillacartography.org/ as a digital download, the atlas was published in January, 2013. The mission of Guerrilla Cartography is to widely promote the cartographic arts and facilitate an expansion of the art, methods, and thematic scope of cartography, through collaborative projects, hosting theme-based community workshops and symposiums, and mounting public exhibitions.

Data Visualization: Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics

Written by Robert Grant

2019 | Chapman and Hall/CRC
Copy Available: Yes

This is the age of data. There are more innovations and more opportunities for interesting work with data than ever before, but there is also an overwhelming amount of quantitative information being published every day. Data visualisation has become big business, because communication is the difference between success and failure, no matter how clever the analysis may have been. The ability to visualize data is now a skill in demand across business, government, NGOs and academia.
Data Visualization: Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics gives an overview of a wide range of techniques and challenges, while staying accessible to anyone interested in working with and understanding data. Whether you are a student considering a career in data science, an analyst who wants to learn more about visualization, or the manager of a team working with data, this book will introduce you to a broad range of data visualization methods.

 

Object-Oriented Cartography: Maps as Things

Tania Rossetto

2019 | Routledge
Copy Available: Yes

Rather than asking how maps map onto reality, Object-Oriented Cartography explores the possibilities of a speculative-realist map theory by bringing cartographic objects to the foreground. Through a pragmatic perspective, this book focuses on both digital and nondigital maps and establishes an unprecedented dialogue between the field of map studies and object-oriented ontology. This dialogue is carried out through a series of reflections and case studies involving aesthetics and technology, ethnography and image theory, and narrative and photography.

Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro

By David W. Allen 

2019 | Esri Press 
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Focus on Geodatabases in ArcGIS Pro introduces readers to the geodatabase, the comprehensive information model for representing and managing geographic information across the ArcGIS platform.

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics

By Dawn J. Wright and Christian Harder

2019 | Esri Press
Copy Available: Yes

The accounts in this book are written for a broad audience including professional scientists, the swelling ranks of citizen scientists, and people generally interested in science and geography. Scientific data are brought to life with GIS technology to study a range of issues relevant to the functioning of planet Earth in a natural sense as well as the impacts of human activity. In a race against the clock, the scientists profiled in this volume are using remote sensing, web maps within a geospatial cloud, Esri StoryMaps, and spatial analysis to solve an array of issues with a geographic dimension, ranging from climate change, natural disasters, and loss of biodiversity, to homelessness, loss of green infrastructure, and resource shortages.

Green Infrastructure: Map and Plan the Natural World with GIS

By Karen E. Firehock and R. Andrew Walker

2019 | Esri Press
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Green Infrastructure: Map and Plan the Natural World with GIS describes the why and how of green infrastructure (GI) mapping and implementation through text, maps, and online illustrations. It explains how to utilize the national green infrastructure model that Esri has built using the GIC's methodology. It demonstrates through print and online map layers how to develop a prioritized strategy for conserving or restoring the highest values to natural resources. It also explains how this analysis is then used to inform a host of planning applications from drinking water protection, to endangered species conservation, to recreation, as well as preservation of culturally significant landscapes. The book uses actual data to create two case studies, one for a western and one for an eastern landscape showing how the Esri model can be adapted using local data to create a custom GI plan. The reason for this is to demonstrate the application of the national GI model to local planning. The book also demonstrates how data from the Esri Living Atlas can be included and used to customize maps.

Data Visualization for Design Thinking: Applied Mapping

By Winifred E. Newman

2019 | Routledge
Copy Available: Yes

Data Visualization for Design Thinking helps you make better maps. Treating maps as applied research, you’ll be able to understand how to map sites, places, ideas, and projects, revealing the complex relationships between what you represent, your thinking, the technology you use, the culture you belong to, and your aesthetic practices. More than 100 examples illustrated with over 200 color images show you how to visualize data through mapping. Includes five in-depth cases studies and numerous examples throughout.

This Is Not an Atlas: A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies

Edited by kollektiv orangotango+

2019 | Transcript-Verlag (Colombia University Press)
Copy Available: Yes

This Is Not an Atlas gathers more than forty counter-cartographies from all over the world. This collection shows how maps are created and transformed as a part of political struggle, for critical research, or in art and education; from indigenous territories in the Amazon to the anti-eviction movement in San Francisco; from defending commons in Mexico to mapping refugee camps with balloons in Lebanon; from slums in Nairobi to squats in Berlin; and from supporting communities in the Philippines to reporting sexual harassment in Cairo. This Is Not an Atlas seeks to inspire, to document the underrepresented, and to be a useful companion when becoming a counter-cartographer yourself.