Mapping It Out

Mapping It Out

Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780500239186

Category: Art

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A look at our exterior and interior worlds through intriguing and imaginative maps from over 130 contributors in the fields of art, science, film, and more Maps have always been at the heart of human knowledge. Whether they chart a newly discovered land or lay out a complicated process, maps serve to improve our understanding of what surrounds us. Maps make the complex simple, and reveal the complexity behind the apparently simple. Mapping It Out invites artists, architects, writers, and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists, and others from a host of fields to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose, whether real-world or imaginary. Over 130 contributors’ ideas are represented, including Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, David Adjaye, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Kluge, and many more. Some contributors have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political, or natural forms into concise diagrams. There are reworked existing maps, alternate views of reality, charted imaginary flights of fancy, and the occasional rejection of a traditional map altogether.

Mapping It Out

Mapping It Out

Author: Mark Monmonier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226217857

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Writers know only too well how long it can take—and how awkward it can be—to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively. In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography—the visual, two-dimensional organization of information—to heighten the impact of their books and articles. This concise, practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design, from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change. Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas, from literary criticism to sociology. He demonstrates, for example, various techniques for representing changes and patterns; different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information; and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms, such as visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships. There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile reproduction, and the evaluation of source materials. Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen-and-ink drafting, and how to work with a cartographic illustrator. Clearly written, and filled with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences. "A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

Reading and Mapping Fiction

Reading and Mapping Fiction

Author: Sally Bushell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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This book explores the power of the map in fiction and its centrality to meaning, from Treasure Island to Winnie-the-Pooh.

Walking and Mapping

Walking and Mapping

Author: Karen O'Rourke

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262018500

Category: Art

Page: 349

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Contemporary artists beginning with Guy Debord and Richard Long have returned againand again to the walking motif. Debord and his friends tracked the urban flows of Paris; Longtrampled a path in the grass and snapped a picture of the result ( A Line Made byWalking). Mapping is a way for us to locate ourselves in the world physically, culturally,or psychologically; Debord produced maps like collages that traced the "psychogeography"of Paris. Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools forlocation-based mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form. InWalking and Mapping, Karen O'Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projectsby contemporary artists. Some chart "emotional GPS"; some use GPS for creating"datascapes" while others use their legs to do "speculative mapping." Many workwith scientists, designers, and engineers. O'Rourke offers close readings of these works -- many ofwhich she was able to experience firsthand -- and situates them in relation to landmark works fromthe past half-century. She shows that the infinitesimal details of each of these projects take onmore significance in conjunction with others. Together, they form a new entity, a dynamic wholegreater than the sum of its parts. By alternating close study of selected projects with a broaderview of their place in a bigger picture, Walking and Mapping itself maps acomplex phenomena.

User Story Mapping

User Story Mapping

Author: Jeff Patton

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781491904862

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 782

User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without getting lost in the enthusiasm for individual product features. Author Jeff Patton shows you how changeable story maps enable your team to hold better conversations about the project throughout the development process. Your team will learn to come away with a shared understanding of what you’re attempting to build and why. Get a high-level view of story mapping, with an exercise to learn key concepts quickly Understand how stories really work, and how they come to life in Agile and Lean projects Dive into a story’s lifecycle, starting with opportunities and moving deeper into discovery Prepare your stories, pay attention while they’re built, and learn from those you convert to working software

Proposal Writing for Clinical Nursing and DNP Projects, Second Edition

Proposal Writing for Clinical Nursing and DNP Projects, Second Edition

Author: Dr. Wanda Bonnel, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826144430

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Amazon, 11 reviews for 5-star average: "Excellent, very helpful, to the point, concise without leaving out important details." "Really helps and is easy to understand." This practical, concise, and accessible guide for graduate students and advanced clinicians delivers step-by-step guidelines for integrating research and best evidence to produce concise, well-written project proposals. Health care professionals in advanced practice are increasingly being asked to be able to deliver clinical project proposals using best evidence for advancing quality patient care. With the same “must know” clinical scholarship tools of the first edition, this revision provides practical guidelines of common project models for developing and writing a tight proposal from start to finish while leaving room for the unique nature of most clinical project topics. The second edition includes a completely new chapter on quality improvement concepts, new project proposal abstracts, and new information specific to the DNP project from the AACN. Using the same three-part organization to walk through the intricacies of planning, writing, and completing scholarly project proposals, this new edition also adds new key features to keep readers engaged with the text and their own ongoing or forthcoming proposal. Chapters have been updated to include websites for additional learning, as well as advice from DNP students who have themselves successfully completed project proposals. Reflective questions, tips for completing proposals, exemplars, and reader activities throughout the book facilitate readers’ greater understanding of projects and subsequent proposals. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter on quality improvement concepts Advice from DNP students who have themselves completed proposals Chapter updates and edits for enhanced clarity Websites for additional learning New information specific to the DNP project based on guidance from the AACN Increased emphasis on the Project Triangle, an important foundational structure Key Features: Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for DNP and other nursing clinical projects Details parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectives Contains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writing Offers examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessment Offers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete

Mind Mapping For Dummies

Mind Mapping For Dummies

Author: Florian Rustler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119943761

Category: Education

Page: 292

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Unlock your brain's potential using mind mapping Mind mapping is a popular technique that can be applied in a variety of situations and settings. Students can make sense of complex topics and structure their revision with mind mapping; business people can manage projects and collaborate with colleagues using mind maps, and any creative process can be supported by using a mind map to explore ideas and build upon them. Mind maps allow for greater creativity when recording ideas and information whatever the topic, and enable the note-taker to associate words with visual representations. Mind Mapping For Dummies explains how mind mapping works, why it's so successful, and the many ways it can be used. It takes you through the wide range of approaches to mind mapping, looks at the available mind mapping software options, and investigates advanced mind mapping techniques for a range of purposes, including studying for exams, improving memory, project management, and maximizing creativity. Suitable for students of all ages and study levels An excellent resource for people working on creative projects who wish to use mind mapping to develop their ideas Shows businesspeople how to maximize their efficiency, manage projects, and brainstorm effectively If you're a student, artist, writer, or businessperson, Mind Mapping For Dummies shows you how to unlock your brain's potential.

Mapping

Mapping

Author: David Greenhood

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226306976

Category: Science

Page: 310

View: 187

Guides the amateur collector or mapmaker in the lore of maps and their working principles

Mapping with ArcGIS Pro

Mapping with ArcGIS Pro

Author: Amy Rock

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788291873

Category: Computers

Page: 259

View: 906

Implementing the ArcGIS Pro technique to design accurate, user friendly maps and making appropriate cartographic decisions Key Features - Build visually stunning and useful maps; - Understand the cartographic workflows and the decisions you must take before creating the map; - Learn to create appropriate map elements and layout designs -Use the ArcGIS Online's Smart Mapping technique to create clear webmaps Book Description ArcGIS Pro is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. This book will help you create visually stunning maps that increase the legibility of the stories being mapped and introduce visual and design concepts into a traditionally scientific, data-driven process. The book begins by outlining the steps of gathering data from authoritative sources and lays out the workflow of creating a great map. Once the plan is in place you will learn how to organize the Contents Pane in ArcGIS Pro and identify the steps involved in streamlining the production process. Then you will learn Cartographic Design techniques using ArcGIS Pro's feature set to organize the page structure and create a custom set of color swatches. You will be then exposed to the techniques required to ensure your data is clear and legible no matter the size or scale of your map. The later chapters will help you understand the various projection systems, trade-offs between them, and the proper applications of them to make sure your maps are accurate and visually appealing. Finally, you will be introduced to the ArcGIS Online ecosystem and how ArcGIS Pro can utilize it within the application. You will learn Smart Mapping, a new feature of ArcGIS Online that will help you to make maps that are visually stunning and useful. By the end of this book, you will feel more confident in making appropriate cartographic decisions. What you will learn - Using ArcGIS Pro to create visually stunning maps and make confident cartographic decisions - Leverage precise layout grids that will organize and guide the placement of map elements - Make appropriate decisions about color and symbols - Critically evaluate and choose the perfect projection for your data - Create clear webmaps that focus the reader’s attention using ArcGIS Online’s Smart Mapping capabilities Who this book is for If you are a GIS analyst or a Map designer who would like to create and design a map with ArcGIS Pro then this book is for you. A basic GIS knowledge is assumed.

21st Century Corporate Citizenship

21st Century Corporate Citizenship

Author: Dave Stangis

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781786356093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 628

This book presents a step-by-step process aimed at helping you create the most successful business possible in the 21st century competitive landscape, empowering corporate citizenship professionals to accelerate their credibility within their company as an effective contributor who understands their company’s strategy and who creates value.