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Book Review

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Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Cartographic Relief Representation

Swiss Cartographer Eduard Imhof’s classic Cartographic Relief Representation was first published in Deutsche in 1965. It was translated to English 25 years ago, but has remained difficult to find since going out of print. Teaching at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich, his teachings and the contents of the book remain useful to present

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Geospatial Analysis

Lars Brodersen reviews the book Geospatial Analysis by authors Michael J de Smith, Michael F Goodchild and Paul A Longley. “What a book! Whether you are just a little bit interested in spatial analysis, or you are interested on a general level, or even very interested as specialist, this is a good book to own.

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Sustainable Urbanism

This important book by Douglas Farr, the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, is a call to action for going beyond sustainable structures to include community enhancements that make a city more walkable, enjoyable and environmentally friendly. The book’s subtitle, “Urban Design with Nature,” is a nod to Ian McHarg’s Design with Nature. Yet

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Understanding Place

How often have you wondered “are they getting it?” Are the data and maps making any sense to the students? What are they thinking? You are not alone. Many teachers have pondered the same questions. ‘Understanding Place – GIS Mapping across the Curriculum‘ provides a glimpse into the minds of students, through the eyes and

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Arc Marine – GIS for a Blue Planet

A few year’s ago I was reporting from the ESRI International Educational User Conference in San Diego. One of the speaker’s at the time was Dawn J. Wright, a professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University. At the time she said, “we know more about space and the moon, than we do about

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