Compendium of Cartographic Techniques


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The immense growth in the field of cartography and the increasing complexity of the techniques now employed by the cartographer has created a gap in the available literature for one concise volume which provides a general outline of the most up to date and pertinent techniques used in map production and reproduction. This volume represents more than three years work on the part of the Standing Commission of Map Production of the International Cartographic Association to produce a balanced compendium of modern cartographic techniques. A major task of the Commission was to ensure that, firstly, the subjects had international application and secondly, that there was continuity of presentation. In order to ensure this an Editorial Committee headed by J.P. Curran (Canada) assisted by K. Burmester (Denmark), A.J. Kers (The Netherlands) and Professor E. Spiess (Switzerland) was set up to coordinate the project. The Compendium contains descriptions of 85 techniques and is extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Although not intended to be a comprehensive text book, it will certainly be an indispensable reference volume in the training of cartographers in universities and technical institutions around the world. It will be of interest to all map producing organisations and be of benefit to cartography internationally. As a standard, international source, no cartographer should remain unaware of this very important milestone in the record of late twentieth century cartography.

Title: Compendium of Cartographic Techniques

Author: Curran, James P.; Kjeld Burmester; Arie J. Kers, E. Spiess - Editors

Categories: Graphic Design, Geography,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: N Y., Elsevier Applied Science Publishers: 1988

ISBN Number: 1851662294

ISBN Number 13: 9781851662296

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: XL

Seller ID: 114227

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 111 pages. Many illustrations.