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.

Knowledge Cartography

Software Tools and Mapping Techniques

Author: Alexandra Okada,Simon 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: Adam Niewiadomski,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.

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538100843

Category: Reference

Page: 450

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This book navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources. Cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations.

Visualization in Modern Cartography

Author: A.M. MacEachren,D.R.F. Taylor

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483287920

Category: Science

Page: 374

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Visualization in Modern Cartography explores links between the centuries-old discipline of cartography and today's revolutionary developments in scientific visualization. The book has three main goals: (1) to pass on design and symbolization expertise to the scientific visualization community - information that comes from centuries of pre-computer visualization by cartographers, and their more recent experiences with computerizing the discipline; (2) to help cartographers cope with the dramatic shift from print cartography to a dynamic virtual cartography for which their role is changing from that of map designer to one of spatial information display (and/or interface) designer; (3) to illustrate the expanded role for cartography in geographic, environmental, planning, and earth science applications that comes with the development of interactive geographic visualization tools. To achieve these goals, the book is divided into three parts. The first sets the historical, cognitive, and technological context for geographic/cartographic visualization tool development. The second covers key technological, symbolization, and user interface issues. The third provides a detailed look at selected prototype geographic/cartographic visualization tools and their applications.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die Vierte Industrielle Revolution

Author: Klaus Schwab

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641203171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Die größte Herausforderung unserer Zeit Ob selbstfahrende Autos, 3-D-Drucker oder Künstliche Intelligenz: Aktuelle technische Entwicklungen werden unsere Art zu leben und zu arbeiten grundlegend verändern. Die Vierte Industrielle Revolution hat bereits begonnen. Ihr Merkmal ist die ungeheuer schnelle und systematische Verschmelzung von Technologien, die die Grenzen zwischen der physischen, der digitalen und der biologischen Welt immer stärker durchbrechen. Wie kein anderer ist Klaus Schwab, der Vorsitzende des Weltwirtschaftsforums, in der Lage aufzuzeigen, welche politischen, wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und kulturellen Herausforderungen diese Revolution für uns alle mit sich bringt.

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.

ZEN oder die Kunst der Präsentation

Mit einfachen Ideen gestalten und präsentieren

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864914035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Garr Reynolds ist wieder da. Autor des über 150.000 Mal verkauften Bestsellers über Präsentationsde- sign und Vortragskunst. Er zeigt uns in dieser neuen Auflage seines Klassikers "Zen oder die Kunst der Präsentation", dass man sein Publikum mit klarer Darstellung und guten Geschichten am besten erreicht. Garr greift die gängige Vorstellung von "Folienpräsentationen" an und zeigt, wie wir anregende und erfolgreichere Präsentationen gestalten und vortragen können. Er inspiriert mit neuen Beispielen und zeigt Techniken, mit denen wir Lärm und Ablenkung des modernen Lebens ausblenden und die Zuhörerschaft fesseln können. Garr verbindet seine Argumente mit den Lehren des Zen und weist damit den Weg zu einfache- ren und effektiven Präsentationen, die vom Publikum angenommen, erinnert und - vor allem - beherzigt werden. "Presentation Zen änderte mein Leben und das Leben meiner Kunden. Die Philosophie, die Garr in seinem Buch so elegant erläutert, wird Ihr Publikum inspirieren. Denken Sie nicht einmal daran, eine Präsentation ohne dieses Buch zu halten!" (Carmine Gallo, Autor von "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs") "Garr hat hinsichtlich der Art, wie wir über die Macht von Präsentationen denken, Neuland betreten. Noch wichtiger: Er hat eine ganze Generation von Kommunikatoren gelehrt, wie sie ihre Aufgabe besser erledigen. Verpassen Sie dieses Buch nicht." (Seth Godin, legendärer Präsentator und Autor von "We Are All Weird") "Wenn Ihnen Qualität und Klarheit Ihrer Präsentationen wichtig sind - und das sollten sie - nehmen Sie dieses Buch, lesen Sie jede Seite und beherzigen Sie seine Lehren. Presentation Zen ist ein zeitgenössischer Klassiker." (Daniel H. Pink, Autor von "Drive" und "Unsere kreative Zukunft")

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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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.