Rediscovering the World: Map Transformations of Human and by Benjamin Hennig

By Benjamin Hennig

‘We want new maps’ is the relevant declare made during this booklet. In an international more and more stimulated via human motion and interplay, we nonetheless depend seriously on mapping suggestions that have been invented to find unknown areas and discover our actual atmosphere. even if the conventional inspiration of a map is at present being revived in electronic environments, the underlying mapping methods should not able to making the complexity of human-environment relationships absolutely understandable. ranging from how humans could be wear the map in new methods, this e-book outlines the improvement of a singular strategy that stretches a map in accordance with quantitative info, resembling inhabitants. the hot maps are known as gridded cartograms because the approach relies on a grid onto which a density-equalising cartogram procedure is utilized. The underlying grid guarantees the upkeep of a correct geographic connection with the true global. It permits the gridded cartograms for use as basemaps onto which different details may be mapped. this is applicable to any geographic details from the human and actual setting. As validated in the course of the examples awarded during this publication, the recent maps will not be restricted to exhibiting inhabitants as a defining aspect for the transformation, yet can express any quantitative geospatial facts, akin to wealth, rainfall, or perhaps the environmental stipulations of the oceans. the hot maps additionally paintings at quite a few scales, from an international viewpoint all the way down to the size of city environments. The gridded cartogram procedure is proposed as a brand new international and native map projection that could be a potential and flexible substitute to different traditional map projections. The maps according to this method open up a variety of strength new purposes to rediscover the varied geographies of the realm. they've got the aptitude to permit us to achieve new views via distinct cartographic depictions.

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Raisz elaborated further examples using other data such as wealth, manufacturing, mining and farming, and suggests a wider application of such depictions for other topics and other countries. He also suggests the suitability of such maps as basemaps for certain topics that are difficult to display on a normal map, such as the nationwide depiction of business branch locations in one map. Raisz’ work is an example for a hand-drawn predecessor of a rectangular population cartogram. Similar depictions are still popular and often used in school books and atlases because of their easy construction (Dent 1999).

The rising political tensions and two world wars brought these advances to a halt and took cartography and data visualisation into the Modern Dark Ages (Friendly and Denis 2001a) with little innovation in the first half of the twentieth century. Among the almost forgotten efforts of that time are the discussions of the Vienna Circle about the urgent need to visualise social science, and to systematise the way of representing scientific work in a more comprehensible way (Hartmann and Bauer 2006; Uebel 1991).

These are not particularly false uses, but proofs of the lasting impact of Mercator and of the picture that many people see as the correct depiction of the world. g. Miller 1942; Robinson et al. 1995), but the criticism of incorrect uses of map projections shall not be further discussed here. 3 Mercator map on BBC News. Clipping from the BBC news website on June 6, 2011 (BBC 2011) As the map projection is so central to the cartographic display, the different techniques for mathematical transformations of the Earth’s spherical surface into a plane representation are well investigated.

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