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Mapping, Society, and Technology

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Steven Manson, University of Minnesota

Pub Date: 2017

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Language: English

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Table of Contents

1. Maps, Society, and Technology
1.1 Maps, Society, & Technology
1.2 A Very Short History
1.3 Maps & Liberal Education
1.4 Conclusion
2. Data
2.1 What are Spatial Data?
2.2 Collecting Spatial Data
2.3 Metadata
2.4 Census Data
2.5 Data Concepts & Problems
2.6 Mapping Tools
2.7 Conclusion
3. Scale and Projections
3.1 Scale
3.2 Extent vs. Resolution
3.3 Coordinates & Projections
3.4 Projection Mechanics
3.5 Conclusion
4. Design and Symbolization
4.1 Map Elements
4.2 Design Principles
4.3 Symbolization
4.4 Conclusion
5. Simplification
5.1 Thematic Map Types
5.2 Standardization
5.3 Classification
5.4 Generalization
5.5 Conclusion
6. Analysis
6.1 Point Pattern Analysis
6.2 Autocorrelation Analysis
6.3 Proximity Analysis
6.4 Correlation Analysis
6.6 Conclusion
7. Lying With Maps
7.1 Little lies
7.2 Big Lies
7.3 Conclusion
8. Surveillance
8.1 Surveillance
8.2 Inside Surveillance
8.3 Outside Surveillance
8.4 Conclusion
9. Social Maps
9.1 Volunteered Information
9.2 Neogeography
9.3 Digital Divides
9.4 Digital Maps, Real world
9.5 Conclusion
10. Conclusion
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About the Book

This book is about how to read, use, and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology, and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues, such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach, complement on-going interest and activities, or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

About the Contributors


Steven Manson with contributing authors Laura Matson, Melinda Kernik, Eric Deluca, Dudley Bonsal, and Sara Nelson