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Mathematical geography. Cartography

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  • Mr Selden's Map of Chinaby Timothy Brook

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 25.31

    In 1659, a vast and unusual map of China arrived in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It was bequeathed by John Selden, a London business lawyer, political activist, former convict, MP and the city's first Orientalist scholar. Largely ignored, it remained in the bowels of the library, until called up by an inquisitive reader. When Timothy Brook saw it... more...

  • Scotland: Mapping the Nationby Chris Fleet; Margaret Wilkes; Charles W.J. Withers

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 15.21

    Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and... more...

  • The AGI Source Book For GISby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    This sourcebook comprises a series of short papers on topical issues and applications of GIS, as well as directories listing useful information on geographic information in the UK. A wide range of expertise drawn from the GI community in the UK, including the Automobile Association, the Ordnance Survey, local authorities, software vendors and consultants,... more...

  • Web Cartographyby Jan-Menno Kraak; Allan Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Maps and atlases are created as soon as information on our geography has been clarified. They are used to find directions or to get insight into spatial relations. They are produced and used both on paper as well as on-screen. The Web is the new medium for spreading and using maps. This book explains the benefits of this medium from the perspective... more...

  • Masons, Tricksters and Cartographersby David Turnbull

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    In an eclectic and highly original study, Turnbull brings together traditions as diverse as cathedral building, Micronesian navigation, cartography and turbulence research. He argues that all our differing ways of producing knowledge - including science - are messy, spatial and local. Every culture has its own ways of assembling local knowledge,... more...

  • Survey of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1920-1948by Dov Gavish

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This book is a historical study of the survey and mapping system of Palestine under the British Mandate. It traces the background and the reasoning behind the establishment of the survey programme, examines the foundations upon which the system was based, and strives to understand the motivation of those who implemented it. This study shows that the... more...

  • Algorithmic Foundation of Multi-Scale Spatial Representationby Zhilin Li

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 146.95

    With the widespread use of GIS, multi-scale representation has become an important issue in the realm of spatial data handling. However, no book to date has systematically tackled the different aspects of this discipline. Emphasizing map generalization, Algorithmic Foundation of Multi-Scale Spatial Representation addresses the mathematical basis of... more...

  • Self-Made Mapby Tom Conley

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 42.00

    In this wide-ranging and fascinating work, Tom Conley demonstrates that "a new cartographic impulse" during the French Renaissance gave rise to a new sense of self, one defined in part by the relationship of self and space. more...

  • Beginning MapServerby Bil Kropla

    Springer 2005; US$ 31.49

    A comprehensive introduction to MapServer, an Open Source geographic information systems (GIS) development platform used for integrating mapping technology into Internet applications. more...

  • Applied Remote Sensing for Urban Planning, Governance and Sustainabilityby Maik Netzband; William Stefanov; Charles Redman

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    Sometimes, science questions don't match well with what the operational problems and concerns of a given city are. This book presents data from six urban regions from all over the world, and explains what the questions are, and how one can use data and scientific skills to help answer them. more...