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Cartographic Grounds

Cartographic Grounds

Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

  • Author: Charles Waldheim,Jil Desimini
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1616895144
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 272
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Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. While documenting this shift in representation from the material and physical description toward the depiction of the unseen and often immaterial, Cartographic Grounds takes a critical view toward the current use of data mapping and visualization and calls for a return to traditional cartographic techniques to reimagine the manifestation and manipulation of the ground itself. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a single cartographic technique—sounding/spot elevation, isobath/contour, hachure/hatch, shaded relief, land classification, figure-ground, stratigraphic column, cross-section, line symbol, conventional sign—and illustrates it through beautiful maps and plans from notable designers and cartographers throughout history, from Leonardo da Vinci to James Corner Field Operations. Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, introduces the book.

Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Geoscientific Ground Investigations for Archaeological and Heritage Research

Earth Observation, Remote Sensing and Geoscientific Ground Investigations for Archaeological and Heritage Research

  • Author: Deodato Tapete
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • ISBN: 3039211935
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 3639
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This book collects 15 papers written by renowned scholars from across the globe that showcase the forefront research in Earth observation (EO), remote sensing (RS), and geoscientific ground investigations to study archaeological records and cultural heritage. Archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, remote sensing, and archaeometry experts share their methodologies relying on a wealth of techniques and data including, but not limited to: very high resolution satellite images from optical and radar space-borne sensors, air-borne surveys, geographic information systems (GIS), archaeological fieldwork, and historical maps. A couple of the contributions highlight the value of noninvasive and nondestructive laboratory analyses (e.g., neutron diffraction) to reconstruct ancient manufacturing technologies, and of geological ground investigations to corroborate hypotheses of historical events that shaped cultural landscapes. Case studies encompass famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites (e.g., the Nasca Lines in Peru), remote and yet-to-discover archaeological areas in tropical forests in central America, European countries, south Asian changing landscapes, and environments which are arid nowadays but were probably full of woody vegetation in the past. Finally, the reader can learn about the state-of-the-art of education initiatives to train site managers in the use of space technologies in support of their activities, and can understand the legal aspects involved in the application of EO and RS to address current challenges of African heritage preservation.

Cartography

Cartography

The Ideal and Its History

  • Author: Matthew H. Edney
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022660571X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 296
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Over the past four decades, the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and mapping practices across time and space. As the current director of the project that has produced these volumes, Matthew H. Edney has a unique vantage point for understanding what “cartography” has come to mean and include. In this book Edney disavows the term cartography, rejecting the notion that maps represent an undifferentiated category of objects for study. Rather than treating maps as a single, unified group, he argues, scholars need to take a processual approach that examines specific types of maps—sea charts versus thematic maps, for example—in the context of the unique circumstances of their production, circulation, and consumption. To illuminate this bold argument, Edney chronicles precisely how the ideal of cartography that has developed in the West since 1800 has gone astray. By exposing the flaws in this ideal, his book challenges everyone who studies maps and mapping practices to reexamine their approach to the topic. The study of cartography will never be the same.

Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning

Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning

  • Author: Elizabeth Mossop
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0429856571
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 450
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As different parts of the globe deal with the challenges of coastal settlements in the Anthropcene landscape of increasing uncertainty, the methods of design offer new strategies for developing and testing solutions. These complex problems require collaboration across disciplines, with scientists, planners, engineers, designers, and others able to work together in finding new ways of living in coastal and changing landscapes. Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning is an outstanding collection of essays by leading practitioners and academics from across the globe on design and planning for coastal resilience in the face of climate change. It thoroughly explores the questions of coastal change at different scales and provides international case studies that illustrate diverse strategies in different geographies and cultures. Taken as a whole, they canvas a broad palette of approaches and techniques for engaging these complex problems. Divided in two parts, this book focuses on how to develop solutions through multidisciplinary design thinking and informs all stakeholders on specific methods and practices that will be needed to work effectively in this dynamic space.

Urbanisation in Developing Countries

Urbanisation in Developing Countries

Basic Services and Community Participation

  • Author: Bidyut Mohanty
  • Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9788170224754
  • Category: Community development, Urban
  • Page: 421
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Selected papers presented at an international seminar organized by the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, India in co-operation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Geology and ground-water resources of Pawnee and Edwards counties, Kansas

Geology and ground-water resources of Pawnee and Edwards counties, Kansas

  • Author: Thad Gerald McLaughlin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 189
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Second International Cartographic Conference

Second International Cartographic Conference

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cartography
  • Page: 5
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International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, XVIIth Congress : International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, XVIIth Congress : International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

  • Author: Lawrence W. Fritz,James R. Lucas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Photogrammetry
  • Page: N.A
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Map appreciation

Map appreciation

  • Author: Mark S. Monmonier,George A. Schnell
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 431
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Cartographic feature files

Cartographic feature files

a synopsis for the user

  • Author: Carolyn K. Holland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 47
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