International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet

  • Michael P. Peterson

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. An Introduction

  3. Technical Development

  4. Application Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-206
    2. Alberto Giordano, Lance Wisniewski
      Pages 219-238
    3. Cristhiane da Silva Ramos, William Cartwright, Rosângela Doin de Almeida
      Pages 239-250

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Introduction

1 International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet: An Introduction Michael P. Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2 Delivering geospatial information with Web 2. 0 William Cartwright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3 Map design for the Internet Bernhard Jenny, Helen Jenny, Stefan Räber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 4 Web Cartography and the Dissemination of Cartographic Information about Coastal Inundation and Sea Level Rise Mark Monmonier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 5 An Elastic Map System with Cognitive Map-based Operations Naohisa Takahashi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 1 International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet: An Introduction Michael P. Peterson 1. 1 Introduction The Mosaic browser, the ? rst to support graphics, was introduced in 1993 and, at some point during that year, the ? rst map was transmitted through the Internet to a web page. Little notice was taken of the ? rst web map but the development of Internet cartography since has been nothing but remarkable. The new medium of communication changed maps from static entities on paper to dynamic products of interaction. Millions of maps are now created by servers every hour and transmitted through the Internet. When we need to ? nd a place or ? nd out about a place, we turn immediately to these servers through the Internet. In a few short years, the World Wide Web has transformed the Internet into the primary medium for the dissemi- tion of spatial information in the form of maps.

Keywords

GIS Geography Geoinformationssysteme Google Internet MEETin Open Source Tagged Urban and Regional Information atlas cartography geospatial information retrieval remote sensing spatial information

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography and GeologyUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72029-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72028-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72029-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-2246
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