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Author Peterson, Michael P.

Title Interactive and animated cartography / Michael P. Peterson.

Published Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  526.0285 PETE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Prentice Hall series in geographic information science.
Prentice Hall series in geographic information science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Maps, Medium and the Mind. 1. Maps and the Changing Medium. 2. The Human Geographic Information System. 3. Maps for the Mind -- Pt. 2. The Tools of Interactive and Animated Cartography. 4. Computer Mapping. 5. Graphic Processing. 6. Image Processing. 7. Multimedia and Hypermedia. 8. Computer Animation. 9. Scripting and Programming -- Pt. 3. Applying the Tools: Examples of Interactive and Animated Maps. 10. The Interactive Map. 11. The Animated Map. 12. Frontier -- Appendix A: Introduction to Programming -- Appendix B: Software Vendors -- Appendix C: Internet -- Appendix D: Other Sources of Software -- Appendix E: Sources for Maps and Imagery.
Summary In the Fall of 1985, I completed a mapping program for the Apple Macintosh computer, a computer first released only 18 months earlier. The program produced choropleth maps, a type of map that uses shadings to depict data values for areas such as states or counties. It placed the map in the memory of the computer as individual polygon 'objects' based on a file of x, y coordinates. Because the map resided in memory, it could be quickly updated with new shadings to depict another variable or another method of data classification.
Subject Cartography -- Data processing.
Interactive computer systems.
ISBN 0130791040