Map Analysis is a collection of selected works from Joseph K. Berry's highly rated Beyond Mapping columns published in GeoWorld magazine from 1996 through 2007. The 236-page book is organized into 10 topics (see contents on reverse), leading the reader from an understanding of the fundamental nature of mapped data through a series of procedures used in deriving, analyzing and applying spatial information. A case-study approach is used within each topic area, followed by hands-on exercises.
Map Analysis goes well beyond the printed page with analysis software and hands-on exercises on the accompanying CD-ROM. The disk also contains links to additional readings and resources for course instructors.
Map Analysis is ideal for professionals and students interested in a basic understanding of the concepts, procedures and considerations in analyzing mapped data. In a classroom setting, portions of the book can be used for an exposure to grid-based map analysis in an introductory GIS course or in its entirety for an intermediate course on map analysis with individual/group projects. An instructor's CD-ROM with all class materials (lecture slide sets, exercises, databases, exam questions and grading templates) for three levels of course presentations is available from the author.
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