Measurements from Maps

Measurements from Maps

Principles and Methods of Cartometry

1st Edition - January 1, 1988

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  • Author: D H Maling
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257679

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Measurements from Maps: Principles and Methods of Cartometry describes the accuracy of a variety of measurement techniques that may be used in many fields of science, administration and travel. This book is composed of 23 chapters, and begins with a description of the nature and applications of cartometry. The succeeding chapters deal with methods of measuring distance and area, sources of measurement errors and their analysis, cartometric sampling, the concept of accurate map, and the magnitude of cartometric deformations. These topics are followed by discussions of aerial photograph measurements and the precision of different methods, as well as their suitability for different kind of work. This book also looks into the probabilistic methods of distance measurement, and the geometrical, planimetric, and point-counting methods of area measurement. The last chapters consider the application of digital computer in cartometry and the measurement on Mercator's projection.

Table of Contents

  • Index to Symbols and Characters Used in the Text

    1 The Nature of Cartometry

    2 The Nature of the Medium

    3 The Methods of Measuring Distance

    4 Measurement of Area

    5 The Variability of Cartometric Measurements

    6 Errors of Measurement and Their Analysis

    7 Statistical Sampling and Cartometry

    8 Spatial Sampling and Cartometry

    9 The Concept of the Accurate Map

    10 Deformations of the Medium

    11 Correction of Deformation by Measurement Control

    12 Definition of the Feature to be Measured

    13 Measurements on Aerial Photographs

    14 Conventional Linear Measurements and Their Reduction

    15 Probabilistic Methods of Distance Measurement

    16 Geometrical Methods of Area Measurement

    17 Area Measurement by Planimeter

    18 Direct Measurement of Area by Point-Counting Methods

    19 Indirect Measurement of Area by Point-Counting Methods

    20 Area Determined by Linear Measurements

    21 Cartometry and the Digital Computer

    22 Measurement on Mercatofs Projection

    23 The Cartometric Definition, Demarcation and Recovery of Maritime Boundaries



Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1988
  • Published: January 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257679

About the Author

D H Maling

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Formerly University of Wales

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