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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.

Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

Multidisciplinary Methods for Historical Analysis

  • Author: Thomas Coomans,Krista de De Jonge,Bieke Cattoor
  • Publisher: Leuven University Press
  • ISBN: 9462701733
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 375
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The relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes in space and in time The development of historical geographical information systems (HGIS) and other methods from the digital humanities have revolutionised historical research on cultural landscapes. Additionally, the opening up of increasingly diverse collections of source material, often incomplete and difficult to interpret, has led to methodologically innovative experiments. One of today’s major challenges, however, concerns the concepts and tools to be deployed for mapping processes of transformation—that is, interpreting and imagining the relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes, both in space and in time, at micro- and macro-scale. Mapping Landscapes in Transformation gathers experts from different disciplines, active in the fields of historical geography, urban and landscape history, archaeology and heritage conservation. They are specialised in a wide variety of space-time contexts, including regions within Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and periods from antiquity to the 21st century. Contributors: Karl Beelen (Karlsruhe IT), John Bintliff (Leiden University / Edinburgh University), Bieke Cattoor (TU Delft), Jill Desimini (Harvard University), Cecilia Furlan (TU Delft / KU Leuven), Ian Gregory and Christopher Donaldson (Lancaster University), Joanna Taylor (University of Manchester), Piraye Hacigüzeller, Frank Vermeulen and Devi Taelman (Ghent University), Ralf Vandam and Jeroen Poblome (KU Leuven), Reinout Klaarenbeek (KU Leuven), Sanne Maekelberg (KU Leuven), Steffen Nijhuis (TU Delft), Cristina Purcar (TU Cluj-Napoca), Changxue Shu (KU Leuven, FWO), Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam), May Yuan and Arlo McKee (University of Texas, Dallas) Ebook available in Open Access. This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

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.

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: 6636
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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.

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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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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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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Thresholds in feminist geography

Thresholds in feminist geography

difference, methodology, and representation

  • Author: John Paul Jones,Heidi J. Nast,Susan M. Roberts
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 428
  • View: 4658
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Mid-America

Mid-America

An Historical Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Illinois
  • Page: N.A
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