Volume 4 2011

Wisconsin's Water Library

Unfold a map…online!

Much has changed in the world of maps and mapping. Cartography has moved online, and the tools used to make maps changed from parchment and compasses to GPS and Google Earth. The Water Library collection includes many books to help both the layperson and the professional keep up with this rapidly changing field.

Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship
Edited by Anne Kelly Knowles; digital supplement edited by
Amy Hillier. Redlands, Ca.: ESRI Press, 2008.
The authors use case studies and essays on key issues involving historical GIS to highlight the unprecedented range of tools to visualize historical information in a geographical context.

GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design  
By Gretchen Peterson. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2009.
This book covers all facets of map creation — from classic cartographic standards such as colors and fonts to data specific mapping techniques and recommendations for novel design approaches.

Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation
By Dawn Wright, Ned Dwyer and Valerie Cummins.
Hershey, Penn.: Information Science Reference, 2010.
This book examines state-of-the-art developments in coastal informatics such as data portals, metadata vocabularies and ontologies, metadata creation and extraction and geographic and information management systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Internet map servers and Web-based geographical information and analysis.

Rethinking the Power of Maps
By Denis Wood. New York: Guilford Press, 2010.
A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking “Power of Maps,” this book takes a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve and how they can be used in surprising, creative and radical ways.

Cartography: Visualization of Spatial Data
By Menno-Jan Kraak and Ferjan Ormeling. New York:
Guilford Press, 2011.
Providing a comprehensive account of the acquisition of data, map design, topographic and statistical mapping, this book ends with examples of advanced mapping environments.

Please visit the Water Library at aqua.wisc.edu/waterlibrary for more information. If you wish to see more books on this topic, visit our mapping recommended reading list at aqua.wisc.edu/waterlibrary/Default.aspx?tabid=381.

Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.






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