Conceptual Material and Application
Mapping Concepts, Classical and
Classical map projections
compactification--reference to Week 2 lecture--blackboard
illustration using software
(extra extensions which
may or may not be useful--disable virus checking software first).
Canada maps--variety of projections, including orthographic for
Image to map transformer
permits the relatively easy insertion of a raster image behind a vector
image (as in, for example, an aerial photo behind a GIS map). Sample
values in a pixel assigned
same numerical value
point has a unique
Classical transformation--from Thompson
Chaos--different views -- a parabola
and linear system
simple dynamical system--seeking
complex dynamical system--not
suggestion of intervention
Notes about thematic maps
When you have a range of data, use a
range of color
to match the data: an increase in numerical value in the database
should correspond to an evident color increase--from pink to rose to
to red to burgundy--not from pink to orange to burgundy to yellow to
When you are partitioning a range of
how you treat gaps.
When comparing one thematic map to
the data partitioning procedure; if you also have another series in
standarization is not evident, explain.
Think about how you choose to
partition data and
explain why one choice is better than another, for your purposes.
Map your data using more than one data partitioning scheme--it can give
insight into how others might choose to view your data.
You might want to save your legend as
a .avl file
(and remember to move it with the map).
John P. Snyder, Flattening
the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections, University
of Chicago Press, 1993.
Growth and Form, Cambridge University Press.
Waldo R. Tobler,
of Geographic Space. Ph.D. dissertation University of
Universal behavior in non-linear systems. Los Alamos Science,
summer, 4 - 27.
Making A New Science. New York: Penguin Books.
Strange attractors: Mathematical patterns delicately poised
order and chaos. Scientific American November:
John D. Nystuen and Michael J. Woldenberg. "An application of graphical
analysis to semidesert soils." Geographical Review. New
The American Geographical Society. July, 1992, pp.244-252.