Geographic Information Systems: The Microcomputer and Modern Cartography

Edited By

  • D.R.F. Taylor, Department of Geography, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada K1S 5B6

Technological changes are revolutionising cartography and there is a growing convergence between geographic information systems and computer assisted cartography. This book describes in detail the relationship between geographic information systems and modern cartography and considers all aspects from data collection to presentation and applications. Written by some of the world's leading cartographers, the book examines the emergence of electronic mapping systems and stresses both analysis and visualisation.
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For senior undergraduates, graduates and practitioners in geography, cartography, surveying and regional and urban planning.


Book information

  • Published: January 1991
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-040277-2


This text provides a valuable source of information brought together from the traditional skills of cartography and the new technical aspects of GIS.
Dr Neil Stuart, University of Edinburgh,

...a welcome addition to the currently burgeoning literature in computer assisted spatial data handling and presentation.
The Photogrammetric Record well-adapted to classes in advanced or computer cartography.
Daniel E. Wagner,
...offers some useful teachnical reviews relating to microcomputer cartography.
R.B. Parry, SUC Bulletin

Table of Contents

Papers: Geographic information systems: the microcomputer and modern cartography, D R F Taylor. Cartographic data capture and storage, Y C Lee. Development in equipment and techniques: microcomputer graphics environment, D C Coll. The cartographic workstation, B Rystedt. Methods for structuring digital cartographic data in a personal computer environment, D J Peuquet. Mapping software for microcomputers, C P Keller & N M Waters. Expert systems in cartographic design, B P Buttenfield & D M Mark. Digital geographic interchange standards, T V Evangelatos. Cartographic data display, T A Slocum & S L Egbert. Micro-atlases and the diffusion of geographic information: an experiment with hypercard, J-L Raveneau et al. Vehicle navigation systems, H Claussen. Cartographers and microcomputers, J-P Grelot. Index.

250 lit. refs. approx., numerous line illus.