Esri Press

Cartographic Relief Presentation

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This book is no longer available from Esri. Copies may still be available to purchase from other outlets, including online retailers, your local bookstore, or international distributor.

Within the discipline of cartography, few works are considered classics in the sense of retaining their interest, relevance, and inspiration with the passage of time. One such work is Eduard Imhof's masterpiece on relief representation. Originally published in German in 1965, Cartographic Relief Presentation provides guidelines for properly rendering terrain in maps of all types and scales. This book is an example of the art of combining cartography with intellect and graphics when solving map design problems. The range, detail, and scientific artistry of Imhof's solutions are presented in an instructional context that puts this work in a class by itself, with universal significance. Esri Press has reissued Imhof's masterpiece as an affordable volume for mapping professionals, scholars, scientists, students, and anyone interested in cartography.

Cartographic Relief Presentation is also available as an e-book (ISBN 9781589483279, $32.99) and can be purchased at most e-book retailers.

Eduard Imhof (1895-1986) was a professor of cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, from 1925 to 1965. He is best known for his relief shading work and mountain cartography and was highly regarded as an artist. Professor Imhof was involved in the creation of the great Swiss national maps and is considered the founder of modern academic cartography.

ISBN: 9781589480261    2007   434 pages   $32.95