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Data Visualization: Geovisualization


What is geovisualization?

Geovisualization is a subcategory of data visualization, also known as cartographic visualization. It is centered around geospatial data or geographic data.

What is geospatial data?

Geospatial data is a broad term to include all data that has a geographic or locational component and has recently been gaining popularity. Geospatial data can be incredibly powerful if collected and analyzed correctly. It can provide invaluable insight to a wide variety of career fields such as urban planning, public health, environmental science, history, and business.

Online Mapping Tools

For more information about GIS read our GIS guide.

Mapping Historical Las Vegas

Las Vegas has a long and rich history that extends far beyond the clichés of "sin city," the Mafia, Elvis, or mindless urban sprawl. Mapping Historical Las Vegas takes readers beyond stereotypical tales and provides an illustrated cartographic exploration of the entire region from the time of the ancient Anasazi farmers to the present.

Geospatial Intelligence

Geospatial Intelligence: Origins and Evolution tells the story of how the current age of geospatial knowledge evolved from its ancient origins to become ubiquitous in daily life across the globe, weaving a tapestry of stories about the people, events, ideas, and technologies that affected the trajectory of what has become known as GEOINT.

Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping

Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping, Fifth Edition provides students and practitioners with a solid introduction to the conceptual nature and practice of crime analysis and how it assists police in crime reduction. As the only introductory core text for crime analysis, this must-have resource presents readers with opportunities to apply theory, research methods, and statistics to careers that support and enhance the effectiveness of modern policing.

Fifty Maps and the Stories They Tell

From medieval maps to digital cartograms, this book features highlights from the Bodleian Library's extraordinary map collection together with rare artefacts and some stunning examples from twenty-first-century map-makers. Each map is accompanied by a narrative revealing the story behind how it came to be made and the significance of what it shows. The chronological arrangement highlights how cartography has evolved over the centuries and how it reflects political and social change.

Talking Maps

Every map tells a story. Some provide a narrative for travellers, explorers and surveyors or offer a visual account of changes to people's lives, places and spaces, while others tell imaginary tales, transporting us to fictional worlds created by writers and artists. In turn, maps generate more stories, taking users on new journeys in search of knowledge and adventure. 'Talking Maps' reveals how each map is not just a tool for navigation but also a worldly proposal that helps us to understand who we are by describing where we are.

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