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Review "Should be required reading for anyone making maps. Tiedemann, University of Illinois at Chicago "Alan MacEachren has made a significant and important contribution to our understanding of cartography. The map is as old as societies themselves and is a fundamental building block of human knowledge. This book should be mandatory reading for all those interested in the role of maps in the emerging information era. Taylor, past president, International Cartographic Association "I believe this book to be a milestone in the literature of cartography.

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Review "Should be required reading for anyone making maps. Tiedemann, University of Illinois at Chicago "Alan MacEachren has made a significant and important contribution to our understanding of cartography. The map is as old as societies themselves and is a fundamental building block of human knowledge.

This book should be mandatory reading for all those interested in the role of maps in the emerging information era. Taylor, past president, International Cartographic Association "I believe this book to be a milestone in the literature of cartography. With its rich array of subtopics, levels of treatment and specialized sections worthy of deep quarrying, and also its extensive and fascinating range of illustrations, I believe that this book can command a wide and varied readership.

It will certainly become a foundation stone in my own teaching and research library. How Maps Work is a tour de force for academic cartography and other fields concerned with perceptual, cognitive, and metaphysical aspects of spatial information--a masterful synthesis of interest to anyone curious about the map as a unique and valuable tool for exploration, discovery, and hypothesis testing. This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking intellectual treatise on the role of graphic representation in human perception, cognition, visualization, and communication.

Although the vehicle for this journey is the geographic map, you will learn a great deal about yourself and your interaction with the environment along the way Should help guide environmental mapping creatively and productively into the exciting age of visualization. The book created a fabric for discussion which was rich enough and broad enough to support extensive and intensive scrutiny Would I use the book in another graduate seminar? I recommend it to mapping-science and GIS professionals, to scientists working in computer vision, to everyone whose work involves creation of, or inference about, representations of spatial information.

Buttenfield "The book is well produced and extensively illustrated. A thoughtful and thought-provoking intellectual treatise on the role of graphic representation in human perception, cognition, visualization, and communication. Although the vehicle for this journey is the geographic map, you will learn a great deal about yourself and your interaction with the environment along the way. I recommend it to mapping science and GIS professionals, to scientists working in computer vision, to everyone whose work involves creation of, or inference about, representations of spatial information.

Explored are the ways in which the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with information processing and knowledge construction, and how the resulting insights can be used to make informed symbolization and design decisions.

A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary technologies. As the nature of maps continues to evolve, Alan MacEachren emphasizes the ongoing need to think systematically about the ways people interact with and use spatial information.

About the Author Alan M. In addition to researching cognitive and semiotic aspects of how maps work, he is active in the development of interactive systems for geographic visualization and in understanding and enabling group work with geospatial information and technologies.

Table of Contents 1. How Meaning Is Derived from Maps 2. How Maps Are Seen 4.

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