Frank Jacobs loves maps, but finds most atlases too predictable. He collects and comments on all kinds of intriguing maps—real, fictional, and what-if ones—and has been writing the Strange Maps blog since 2006, first on WordPress and now for Big Think.
Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation is a comprehensive book designed for the college curriculum. Updated with a new chapter highlighting web map design, the new edition also adds information about the use of imagery and remote sensing. Map Use provides students with the knowledge and skills to read and understand maps and offers professional cartographers a thorough reference resource.
Presents a fascinating exploration into the minds of twelve mapmakers. Discover how their unique backgrounds, philosophies, values, and politics led each to select a particular mathematical formula to create their maps. Learn about the impact those world images have had on us, consciously and unconsciously.
This book is not only a catalog to an exhibition of the same name, but it gives some explanations of the different elements that make up a map. It also contains short paragraphs highlighting concepts to think about when you look at a map or wish to create a map to illustrate data.
From prehistoric rock art to the globe-spanning visions of Google Earth, this three-part series tells the dramatic story of mapmaking--its origins, development, myriad uses, and ongoing potential. Each episode addresses technological hurdles in the evolution of cartography while shedding light on issues relating to power, wealth, religion, and human knowledge across history. After following these seismic scientific and cultural shifts, viewers may never look at maps in the same way again.