This book examines a new trend affecting cartography and geographic information science. Presenting the work of over 30 authors from 16 different countries, the book provides an overview of current research in the new area of Internet Cartography. Chapters deal with the growth of this form of map distribution, uses in education, privacy issues, and technical aspects from the point of view of the map provider - including Internet protocols such as XML and SVG.

Many see the Internet as a revolution for cartography. Previously tied to the medium of paper and expensive large-format color print technology, maps had a limited distribution and use. The Internet made it possible to not only distribute maps to a much larger audience but also to incorporate interaction and animation in the display. Maps have also become timelier with some maps of traffic and weather being updated every few minutes. In addition, it is now possible to access maps from servers throughout the world. Finally, the Internet has made historic maps available for viewing to the public that were previously only available in map libraries with limited access.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Part 1: Introduction and contemporary issues. 1. Maps and the internet: An introduction (M. Peterson). 2. Geographic information literacy and the world wide web (J. Krygier, D. Peoples). 3. Maps on the web (W. Cartwright). 4. Dissemination of census and other statistical data through web maps (C.P.J.M. van Elzakker, F. Ormeling et al.). 5. Internet cartography and official tourism destination web sites (E.R. Richmond, C.P. Keller). 6. The internet, cartographic surveillance, and locational privacy (M. Monmonier). Part 2: Technical development. 7. Developing cartographic applets for the internet (A. Herzog). 8. GIS for everyone: The common GIS project and beyond (G. Andrienko, N. Andrienko, H. Voss). 9. Beyond serving maps: Serving GIS functionality over the internet (Bin Jiang). 10. Peer-to-peer sharing of cartographic data and software (Bin Li). 11. Online cartography with XML (I. Zaslavsky). 12. Webmapping with scalable vector graphics (SVG): Delivering the promise of high quality and interactive web maps (A. Neumann, A.M. Winter). 13. A standards-based architecture for multi-purpose publishing of geodata on the web (L. Lehto). 14. An intelligent software agent architecture for distributed cartographic knowledge bases and internet mapping services (Ming-Hsiang Tsou). 15. Three-dimensional visualisation on the internet (P. Ottoson). 16. Supporting wayfinding in desktop geovirtual environments (S. Fuhrmann). Part 3: Applications and user issues. 17. Mapping and internet based public transportation journey planning and information systems (P. Mooney, A.C. Winstanley). 18. From maps to student interaction: creating a web-based student atlas of Russia (J.S. Torguson, M.M. Blinnikov). 19. Historical geoinformation on the web: lessons learned from the chapter 91 pilot project (A. Giordano). 20. Web-based multimedia GIS: exploring interactive map


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About the editor

M.P. Peterson

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA


@from:R. Williams @qu:...This book takes us through the decade or two in which mapping through the internet has advanced from the primitive to state of the art. ...let us enjoy this book, which brings together chapters from 37 authors and 16 different countries. @source:Journal of the International Map Collectors'Society IMCOS @from:S. Miller @qu:...The book is also recommended as an excellent addition to any library and a very useful resource for university courses in cartography, geography, geomatics and related areas. @source:Spatial Science @from:J. Boothby @qu:...There are lessons in this book which go far beyond immediate technological inventiveness, especially where the design of education curricula is concerned. @source:Landscape Research