Basic Cartography for Students and Technicians

Exercise Manual

Author: R. W. Anson,Ferdinand Jan Ormeling,International Cartographic Association

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781851665907

Category: Cartography

Page: 300

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Professional cartography is essentially a practical discipline, and it is impossible to become adept in the necessary skills merely by reading textbooks. It was decided, therefore, that the two volume work Basic Cartography for Students and Technicians should have an accompanying exercise manual.
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Basic Cartography for Students and Technicians

Exercise Manual

Author: R. W. Anson,Ferdinand Jan Ormeling,International Cartographic Association

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781851665907

Category: Cartography

Page: 300

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Professional cartography is essentially a practical discipline, and it is impossible to become adept in the necessary skills merely by reading textbooks. It was decided, therefore, that the two volume work Basic Cartography for Students and Technicians should have an accompanying exercise manual.
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Maps and the Internet

Author: Michael P. Peterson

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780080449449

Category: Science

Page: 451

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This book examines a new trend affecting cartography and geographic information science. Presenting the work of over 30 authors from 16 different countries, the book provides an overview of current research in the new area of Internet Cartography. Chapters deal with the growth of this form of map distribution, uses in education, privacy issues, and technical aspects from the point of view of the map provider - including Internet protocols such as XML and SVG. Many see the Internet as a revolution for cartography. Previously tied to the medium of paper and expensive large-format color print technology, maps had a limited distribution and use. The Internet made it possible to not only distribute maps to a much larger audience but also to incorporate interaction and animation in the display. Maps have also become timelier with some maps of traffic and weather being updated every few minutes. In addition, it is now possible to access maps from servers throughout the world. Finally, the Internet has made historic maps available for viewing to the public that were previously only available in map libraries with limited access. * Provides comprehensive coverage of maps and the internet * Delivers a global perspective * Combines theoretical and practical aspects
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Spatial Database Transfer Standards 2: Characteristics for Assessing Standards and Full Descriptions of the National and International Standards in the World

The ICA Commission on Standards for the Transfer of Spatial Data

Author: H. Moellering,R. Hogan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080541525

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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This book represents five and a half years of work by the ICA Commission on Standards for the Transfer of Spatial Data during the 1991- 95 ICA cycle. The effort began with the Commission working to develop a set of scientific characteristics by which every kind of spatial data transfer standard could be understood and assessed. This implies that every facet of the transfer process must be understood so that the scientific characteristics could be most efficiently specified. The members of the Commission spent hours looking at their own standard and many others, to ascertain how to specify most effectively the characteristic or subcharacteristic in question. The result is a set of internationally agreed scientific characteristics with 13 broad primary level classes of characteristics, 85 secondary characteristics, and about 220 tertiary characteristics that recognizes almost every possible capability that a spatial data transfer standard might have. It is recognized that no one standard possesses all of these characteristics, but contains a subset of these characteristics. However, these characteristics have been specified in such a way to facilitate understanding of individual standards, and use by interested parties of making comparisons for their own purposes. Although individual applications of a standard may be for different purposes, this set of characteristics provides a uniform measure by which the various standards may be assessed. The book presents an Introduction and four general chapters that describe the spatial data transfer standards activities happening in Europe, North America, Asia/Pacific, and the ISO community. This provides the context so the reader can more easily understand the scientific and technical framework from which a particular standard has come. The third section is a complete listing of all of the three levels of characteristics and their meaning by the inclusion of a set of definitions for terms used in the book. The fourth section, and by far the largest, contains 22 chapters that assess each of the major national and international spatial data transfer standards in the world in terms of all three levels of characteristics. Each assessment has been done by a Commission member who has been an active participant in the development of the standard being assessed in the native language of that standard. A cross-table chart is also provided.
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Elements of Spatial Data Quality

Author: S.C. Guptill,J.L. Morrison

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483287947

Category: Science

Page: 202

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Elements of Spatial Data Quality outlines the need and suggests potential categories for the content of a comprehensive statement of data quality that must be imbedded in the metadata that accompanies the transfer of a digital spatial data file or is available in a separate metadata catalog. Members of the International Cartographic Association's Commission on Spatial Data Quality have identified seven elements of data quality: positional accuracy, attribute accuracy, completeness, logical consistency, lineage, semantic accuracy and temporal information. In the book the authors describe: components of each data quality element, possible metrics that can be used to measure the quality of each criteria, possible testing and rating schemes, and how these parameters might differ from a producer or user point of view. Finally no volume of this nature would be complete without a chapter devoted to necessary future research in this subject area. The chapter points out areas in need of further investigation and speculates about the use and transfer of digital spatial data in tomorrow's electronic world and at developments in presenting specified data quality information in a visualization. This book will be of interest to all of those individuals involved in geographical information systems and spatial data handling.
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ICA, 1959-1984

The First Twenty-five Years of the International Cartographic Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 138

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