The Practical Handbook of Digital Mapping Terms and Concepts offers easy-to-read, alphabetically cross-referenced terms, illustrated with maps (including 8 pages in full color) produced through digital mapping technology. Thorough explanations provide novices and experts alike with the most comprehensive study of its kind, drawing together terms and concepts from the business, academic, and development communities.
One of the book's unique features is a practical introduction to digital mapping, explaining its original application in the international development community and the third world issue of guinea worm. This study is balanced by theoretical perspectives on digital mapping as well as possible directions for future exploration. Internally cross-referenced appendices cover topics often ignored in the conventional academic curriculum, but which are critical to success in other digital mapping arenas. These appendices discuss railroad terminology, desktop digital mapping (with French translation), maps on CD-ROM (with French translation), tools used in the global positioning system (with French translation), and Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems.
Table of Contents
Digital Mapping, Terms and Concepts, Arranged Alphabetically. Material Related to Digital Mapping: The UNICEF Guinea Worm Eradication Program: A GIS Application. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems, Terms and Concepts. Railroad Terminology Glossary. Selected References. Indices: Index to the UNICEF Program/GIS Application. Index to the Plates. Index to the References.
"Another essential reference from Sandra Arlinghaus and her team..."
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