Leading Thinkers Demonstrate Geospatial Capabilities
AUTHOR: Turner, Andrew and Forrest, Brady
PUBLISHER: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
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Digital mapping capabilities have increased exponentially with the availability of off-the-shelf GPS, free and open software mapping tools, navigation devices, digital cameras, and broadband Internet. Yet, people have only begun to tap the real potential of mapping for humanitarian response, environmental action, multimodal transit, social interaction, and much more. This book provides a moving picture of mapping today and the role it plays in informing and shaping perspectives.
Through contributions from innovators, software developers, and advocates, you'll learn about current and emerging digital mapping techniques, domain specific applications, and pioneering examples that point to the future. Whether you're technologist already involved or just entering the field, a policymaker or business manager looking to take advantage of new mapping techniques, or someone interested in the possibilities of this fascinating area of technology, Beautiful Mapping is the best resource on the topic.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/27/2010