Cartographer's Toolkit

Colors, Typography, Patterns

Author: Gretchen Peterson

Publisher: Petersongis

ISBN: 9780615467948

Category: Cartography

Page: 184

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Cartographer's Toolkit is like a big cheat-sheet for cartography. Its three chapters: Colors, Typography, and Composition Patterns build from individual map components to cohesive cartographic constructions. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction explaining relevant theory, key definitions, and usage suggestions. The pages that follow each introduction provide an abundance of visual demonstrations that are the basis for the tools in the toolkit. The book contains: Colors: 30 color palettes of 10 colors each, in 3 categories: coordinated palettes, color ramps, and differentiated; Typography: 50 typefaces showcased in 3 categories: standard, free, and for-fee; and Composition Patterns: 28 patterns, illustrated with 36 maps by many of today's leading cartographers. Here you will find design tools for the advanced cartographer-and those who wish to become advanced cartographers-for producing the high-level static and interactive maps required in our current innovative environment. The information presented in this book, along with the more fundamental cartography theory in the author's first book, GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design, equips cartographers with the tools they need to perform at the top of the map making field, producing maps that are informative, inspired, and original. "Cartographer's Toolkit is an excellent new book. It focuses on real-world solutions rather than cartographic theory, and is full of ideas that will inspire new approaches and creative solutions for cartographers. I love the book's clean, accessible, no-nonsense approach." -Allen Carroll, Former Chief Cartographer at National Geographic, Esri "For any geo technology professional, would-be cartographer, and mapping aficionado, Cartographer's Toolkit is a must-have. You'll get hooked on the amazing examples, sample maps, and images that are used throughout." -Glenn Letham, Editor, GISuser.com "A book full of little cartographic nuggets." -Clint Brown, Director of Software Products, Esri Gretchen N. Peterson is the owner of the geospatial analysis firm PetersonGIS, which creates custom solutions for clients in the natural resources field and produces cartography products. Peterson is also the author of "GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design," CRC Press, April 2009. Peterson writes a cartography blog at www.gretchenpeterson.com/blog, is on the application review committee for the GIS Certification Institute, is a co-founder of Ignite Spatial Northern Colorado, and publishes technical articles in leading geo media outlets and on www.petersongis.com. Peterson lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Mapping Corporate Education Reform

Power and Policy Networks in the Neoliberal State

Author: Wayne Au,Joseph J. Ferrare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131764820X

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Mapping Corporate Education Reform outlines and analyzes the complex relationships between policy actors that define education reform within the current, neoliberal context. Using social network analysis and powerful data visualization tools, the authors identify the problematic roots of these relationships and describe their effects both in the U.S. and abroad. Through a series of case studies, each chapter reveals how powerful actors, from billionaire philanthropists to multinational education corporations, leverage their resources to implement free market mechanisms within public education. By comprehensively connecting the dots of neoliberal education reforms, the authors reveal not only the details of the reforms themselves, but the relationships that enable actors to amass troubling degrees of political power through network governance. A critical analysis of the actors and interests behind education policies, Mapping Corporate Education Reform uncovers the frequently obscured operations of educational governance and offers key insights into education reform at the present moment.

Multimedia Cartography

Author: William Cartwright,Michael P Peterson,Georg Gartner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 366203784X

Category: Computers

Page: 343

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Addressed to professional cartographers interested in moving into multimedia mapping, as well as those already involved in this field who wish to discover the approaches that other practitioners have already taken, this book/CD package is equally useful for students and academics in the mapping sciences and related geographic fields wishing to update their knowledge of cartographic design and production.

Knowledge Cartography

Software Tools and Mapping Techniques

Author: Alexandra Okada,Simon J. Buckingham Shum,Tony Sherborne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447164709

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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Focuses on the process by which manually crafting interactive, hypertextual maps clarifies one’s own understanding, communicates it to others, and enables collective intelligence. The authors see mapping software as visual tools for reading and writing in a networked age. In an information ocean, the challenge is to find meaningful patterns around which we can weave plausible narratives. Maps of concepts, discussions and arguments make the connections between ideas tangible - and critically, disputable. With 22 chapters from leading researchers and practitioners (5 of them new for this edition), the reader will find the current state-of-the-art in the field. Part 1 focuses on knowledge maps for learning and teaching in schools and universities, before Part 2 turns to knowledge maps for information analysis and knowledge management in professional communities, but with many cross-cutting themes: · reflective practitioners documenting the most effective ways to map · conceptual frameworks for evaluating representations · real world case studies showing added value for professionals · more experimental case studies from research and education · visual languages, many of which work on both paper and with software · knowledge cartography software, much of it freely available and open source · visit the companion website for extra resources: books.kmi.open.ac.uk/knowledge-cartography Knowledge Cartography will be of interest to learners, educators, and researchers in all disciplines, as well as policy analysts, scenario planners, knowledge managers and team facilitators. Practitioners will find new perspectives and tools to expand their repertoire, while researchers will find rich enough conceptual grounding for further scholarship.

Advances in Web Intelligence

Third International Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference, AWIC 2005, Lodz, Poland, June 6-9, 2005, Proceedings

Author: Janusz Kacprzyk,Piotr S. Szczepaniak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540262190

Category: Computers

Page: 513

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference, AWIC 2005, held in Lodz, Poland in June 2005. The 74 revised papers presented together with abstracts of 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 140 submissions. All current aspects Web intelligence are addressed including semantic Web issues, ambient intelligence, intelligent information services, Web search, distributed service management, clustering, visualization, data mining, description logics, ontologies, Web query processing, categorization, classification, Web services, e-learning, and knowledge discovery.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

GIS Applications in Agriculture

Author: Francis J. Pierce,David Clay

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420007718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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The increased efficiency and profitability that the proper application of technology can provide has made precision agriculture the hottest developing area within traditional agriculture. The first single-source volume to cover GIS applications in agronomy, GIS Applications in Agriculture examines ways that this powerful technology can help farmers produce a greater abundance of crops with more efficiency and at lower costs. Each chapter describes the nature of a problem, examines the purpose and scope of a GIS application, presents the methods used to develop the application, and then goes on to provide results and offer a conclusion as well as supporting information. When appropriate, the chapters present the underlying statistical approach for the GIS software that is used. Applicable data sets and color maps produced by use of GIS are included for download at the CRC webiste. Concentrating more on the approach and less on the specific software, the authors describe the methods used to develop an application and discuss limitations to the algorithms and the programming code used. They then summarize the application in terms of what it does, how it works, its limitations, and its potential uses. The book provides a toolkit for the acquisition, management, and analysis of spatial data throughout the agriculture value chain.

Mapping Reality

A Critical Perspective on Science and Religion

Author: Willie Maartens

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595400442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 444

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We must clearly distinguish between reality (the territory), and what we perceive to be reality (the map of the territory)! In our journey through life, we need something to guide us, to give us reassurance that we are on the right track. Modern science has done its best to take that reassurance away from us, telling us that there is no destination, no purpose, in life, and that in effect our lives are an accident of 'Nature'. Religion, too, has become equally unhelpful: it has become dogmatic, sectarian, and self-serving. We have lost the core, the real message, of religion, but we still need true spirituality. Indeed, we need a map to the Truth.

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance

A Practitioner's Toolkit

Author: Marina Brustolon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470432228

Category: Science

Page: 608

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Easy-to-follow guide helps you take full advantage of EPR spectroscopy's capabilities Electron Paramagnetic Resonance: A Practitioner's Toolkit serves as a practical guide that enables you to navigate through and make sense of the complex maze of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy fundamentals, techniques, and applications. The first half of this book is dedicated to explaining the core principles of EPR spectroscopy, using clear, easy-to-follow explanations and examples while avoiding complex physics and mathematics. The second half of the book focuses on applications, including problem-solving strategies for such fields as biology, medicine, material science, chemistry, physics, and radiation effects on matter. Carefully edited by two experienced EPR scientists, this book features a team of eighteen expert authors. Their contributions are based not only on a thorough examination and analysis of the primary literature, but also on their own firsthand experience in research and applications. As a result, the book is filled with practical advice, tips, and cautions addressing such issues as: Choosing the right experiment Selecting experimental parameters and sample size Avoiding setbacks and pitfalls Simulating the spectra With its straightforward explanations and clear examples, this book is just what researchers need to take full advantage of EPR spectroscopy's tremendous capabilities. It is particularly recommended for those interested in applications to chemistry, biology, medicine, and material science.

Graphische Semiologie

Diagramme, Netze, Karten

Author: Jacques Bertin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783111749792

Category: Cartography

Page: 430

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Graphische Semiologie: Diagramme, Netze, Karten.

Proceedings

Author: New Zealand Geographical Society. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization

Author: Terry A. Slocum

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 518

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This comprehensive book bridges the evolution in cartography by presenting both traditional methods and recently developed cartographic techniques. KEY TOPICS It provides a compendium of methods for symbolizing and visualizing spatial data, from the traditional methods that presume a communication model to computer-based techniques that provide a means of data visualization. For anyone interested in designing maps in the realm of GIS.

Madonna septet

Author: Ivan Argüelles

Publisher: Potes & Poets Pr

ISBN: 9781893541290

Category: Poetry

Page: 864

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Poetry. I'm really glad to hear that at last Arguelles is having a big book of his poems published. He is unique, the most outstanding poet since Ezra Pound for intellect, epic sweep -- a vast range unseen since Pound -- and sheer magnificence of language all your own. Mind-boggling indeed. Inebriating. A cascade of images, thoughts, experiences, feelings. An epic poet, the only one in America for that matter. I tell this to everyone so you may quote me wherever you like -- Harold Norse.

Daya Karo!

Two Songs ; La Isla Bonita, Vogue

Author: Ivan Argüelles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 25

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