Trends in atlas development.

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The simplistic definition of the atlas as a book of maps not only ignores other, equally important atlas functions but also overlooks the important coordinating role of the atlas as a storehouse for geographic information. This chapter identifies the unique position of the atlas in cartographic communication and discusses recent trends in atlas production. An understanding of the goals and problems of atlas authors should encourage the serious map user to become an effective atlas user. Several important recent atlases are reviewed briefly, to illustrate more fully the variety and benefits of atlases. -from Authorgeographical information cartographic communication maps

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-213
Number of pages27
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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