Cybercartography: Theory and Practice (Google eBook)

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D.R.F. Taylor, Tracey Lauriault
Elsevier, Jan 12, 2006 - Science - 594 pages
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For generations, the map has been central to how societies function all over the world. Cybercartography is a new paradigm for maps and mapping in the information era. Defined as “the organization, presentation, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information on a wide variety of topics of interest to society, cybercartography is presented in an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format with the use of multimedia and multimodal interfaces.

Cybercartography: Theory and Practice examines the major elements of cybercartography and emphasizes the importance of interaction between theory and practice in developing a paradigm which moves beyond the concept of Geographic Information Systems and Geographical Information Science. It argues for the centrality of the map as part of an integrated information, communication, and analytical package.

This volume is a result of a multidisciplinary team effort and has benefited from the input of partners from government, industry and other organizations. The international team reports on major original cybercartographic research and practice from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the humanities, social sciences including human factors psychology, cybernetics, English literature, cultural mediation, cartography, and geography. This new synthesis has intrinsic value for industries, the general public, and the relationships between mapping and the development of user-centered multimedia interfaces.


* Discusses the centrality of the map and its importance in the information era
* Provides an interdisciplinary approach with contributions from psychology, music, and language and literature
* Describes qualitative and quantitative aspects of cybercartography and the importance of societal context in the interaction between theory and practice
* Contains an interactive CD-Rom containing color images, links to websites, plus other important information to capture the dynamic and interactive elements of cybercartography
  

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Contents

The Theory and Practice of CybercartographyAn Introduction
1
POMP and Circumstance Plain Old Map Products in a Cybercartographic World
15
Exploring the Concept of Cybercartography Using the Holonic Tenets of Integral Theory
35
Cybercartography from a Modeling Perspective
63
Cybercartography and Society
99
Technology and Culture in Cybercartography
123
The Cartographer as Mediator Cartographic Representation from Shared Geographic Information
149
Cybercartography and the New Economy Collaborative Research in Action
181
Linking Geographical Facts with Cartographic Artifacts
331
Pervasive Public Map Displays
349
TeleCartography A New Means of GeoCommunication
373
Sound Maps Music and Sound in Cybercartography
389
Interactive Mapping for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
411
Exploring Conceptual Landscapes The Design and Implementation of the Georgia Basin Digital Library
433
The Development of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica
461
Cybercartography for Education The Case of the Cybercartographic Atlas of Antarctica
491

Interface Design Challenges in Virtual Space
211
Cognitive Theories and Aids to Support Navigation of Multimedia Information Space
231
Cybercartography A Multimodal Approach
257
Art Maps and Cybercartography Stimulating Reflexivity Among MapUsers
285
Mapping Play What Cybercartographers can Learn from Popular Culture
309
Applying a Cybercartographic Human Interface CHI Model to Create a Cybercartographic Atlas of Canadas Trade with the World
517
Remaining Challenges and the Future of Cybercartography
541
Subject Index
561
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About the author (2006)

Dr D. R. Fraser Taylor is a distinguished research professor and Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has been recognized as one of the world’s leading cartographers and a pioneer in the introduction of the use of the computer in cartography. He has served as the president of the International Cartographic Association from 1987 to 1995. Also, in 2008, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his achievements. He was awarded the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal in August 2013. This highest award of the International Cartographic Association honours cartographers of outstanding merit who have made significant contributions of an original nature to the field of cartography.

He produced two of the world’s first computer atlases in 1970. His many publications continue to have a major impact on the field. In 1997, he introduced the innovative new paradigm of cybercartography. He and his team are creating a whole new genre of online multimedia and multisensory atlases including several in cooperation with indigenous communities. He has also published several influential contributions to development studies and many of his publications deal with the relationship between cartography and development in both a national and an international context.