Earth and Planetary Sciences

Cartography - A Tool for Spatial Analysis

Edited by Carlos Bateira, ISBN 978-953-51-0689-0, 312 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 17, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2704

The terrestrial space is the place of interaction of natural and social systems. The cartography is an essential tool to understand the complexity of these systems, their interaction and evolution. This brings the cartography to an important place in the modern world. The book presents several contributions at different areas and activities showing the importance of the cartography to the perception and organization of the territory. Learning with the past or understanding the present the use of cartography is presented as a way of looking to almost all themes of the knowledge.