ERIC Number: ED114301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Thematic Cartography, Resource Paper No. 19.
This resource paper on thematic cartography is part of a series designed to supplement undergraduate geography courses. It reviews recent developments in the field and identifies problem areas which warrant future attention. Cartography is defined as both the conceptual, problem-oriented research and the technical processes of map making. It explicitly introduces the graphic model nature of maps and the resulting implications for map-making methodology. The cartographic process is viewed as a source of transformations involving the selection of data from the real world, the transformation of these data into a graphic map, and the retrieval of information through an interpretive map reading. Chapter 2 reviews recent trends and developments in data collection. Chapter 3 examines recent trends in map production efficiency and effectiveness. Chapter 4 analyzes the visual, quantitative, optical, and tactual procedures for reading today's highly sophisticated maps. Chapter 5 describes the future direction of cartography as a scientific discipline. Also included is a list of selected readings. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Map Skills, Maps, Resource Materials
Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (1-9 copies $1.50, 10-99 copies $1.35, 100 or more copies $1.20)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.