eBook Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444627170
  • ISBN-13: 9780444627179
  • DDC: 526.028567
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 380 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Cybercartography is a new paradigm for maps and mapping in the information era. Defined as "the organization, presentation, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information on a wide variety of topics of interest to society," cybercartography is presented in an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format. Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications and Indigenous Mapping examines recent developments in the theory and practice of cybercartography and changes since the first edition published in 2005. It examines major elements of cybercartography and emphasizes the importance of interaction between theory and practice in developing a paradigm that moves beyond geographic information systems and geographical information science. The seven major elements of cybercartography outlined in the first edition are supplemented by six key ideas and the definition of cybercartography has been extended and expanded. The new practice of mapping traditional knowledge in partnership with indigenous people has led to new theoretical understanding and innovative cybercartographic atlases. Featuring more than 90% new and revised content, this volume is the result of a multidisciplinary team effort and has benefited from the input of partners from government, industry, and aboriginal non-governmental organizations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor's Biography.
List of Contributors.
1: Some Recent Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications in Indigenous Mapping: An Introduction.
2: From Cybercartography to the Paradigm of Geocybernetics: A Formal Perspective.
3: Geocybernetics as a Tool for the Development of Transdisciplinary Frameworks.
4: Cybercartography and Volunteered Geographic Information.
5: Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Exploring Web 2.0 and Participatory Software for Building Geolocated Narratives.
6: Tile-Based Mapping with Opacity.
7: Advances in Location-Based Services.
8: Inclusive Cartography: Theoretical and Applied Issues in Brazil.
9: The Nunaliit Cybercartographic Atlas Framework.
10: Interactive Audiovisual Design for Cartography: Survey, Prospects, and Example.
11: A Spatial Typology of Cinematographic Narratives.
12: Pilot Cybercartographic Atlas of the Risk of Homelessness.
13: Mapping Views from the North: Cybercartographic Technology and Inuit Photographic Encounters.
14: The Creation of the Inuit Siku - Sea Ice - Atlas.
15: The Kitikmeot Place Name Atlas.
16: The Gwich'in Atlas: Place Names, Maps, and Narratives.
17: The Role of Experience in the Iterative Development of the Lake Huron Treaty Atlas.
18: Considerations for Informed Consent in the Context of Online, Interactive, Atlas Creation.
19: Cybercartography and Traditional Knowledge: Responding to Legal and Ethical Challenges.
20: Cybercartography for Education: The Application of Cybercartography to Teaching and Learning in Nunavut, Canada.
21: The Preservation and Archiving of Geospatial Data and Cybercartography as a Proactive Preservation Process.
22: Conclusion and the Future of Cybercartography.