How maps work: representation, visualization and design

A. M. Maceachren

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A general framework for the study of maps and map use. Ten chapters examine the nature of maps in detail, with main themes being: a scientific approach to map representation and design; information processing and visual cognition; eye-brain, and perceptual issues; knowledge structures, cognition, and mental schema; semiotics and signs; semantics and syntactics of map design; a lexical approach to map representation; geographic visualisation, 2D, 3D, time; space and time; "truth' and map perception. -after Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHow maps work
Subtitle of host publicationrepresentation, visualization and design
PublisherGuilford Press, NY, distributed by Longman outside N. America
ISBN (Print)0898625890, 9780898625899
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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