HTP Prints

Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization

Friendly, Michael and Denis, Daniel J. (2002) Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization.

Full text available as:
HTML

Abstract

The graphic portrayal of quantitative information has deep roots. These roots reach into histories of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization, which are intertwined with each other. They also connect with the rise of statistical thinking up through the 19th century, and developments in technology into the 20th century. From above ground, we can see the current fruit; we must look below to see the its pedigree and germination. There certainly have been many new things in the world of visualization; but unless you know its history, everything might seem novel.

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:statistics, graphics, visualization, graph, map
Subjects:Chronology > 17th Century
Chronology > 18th Century
Chronology > 19th Century
Chronology > 20th Century
Geography > Europe
Geography > North America
History > Instruments
History > Intellectual
Psychology > Statistics
ID Code:124
Deposited By:Green, Christopher D.
Deposited On:10 December 2002
Alternative Locations:http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/milestone/