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These chapters use subtle effects and reflect the importance of transparency in making concepts become clear.
Graphics created on the computer often employ subtle capabilities that did not really exist in a paper and pen environment. Thus, "white" becomes a color to be used in the same way as red or green. "Transparent" also becomes a color by which to uncover parts of other images. Two dimensional maps composed of layers in Geographic Information Systems software may look through one layer to see part of another. Images created in Adobe Photoshop can be assigned partially opaque colors to let still others show through. The world of three-dimensional models suggests a host of oppotunity for making things "clear." The emphasis in this second book in Volume II of the Spatial Synthesis is on the importance of transparency.
|A visual annoted bibliography of previous related applications appears below. In the figure, click on an image (including the Earth at night) to go to related links. Author names appear on linked materials. These images link to electronic materials internal to the Institute of Mathematical Geography (IMaGe). Individual articles contain links to citations to a variety of materials. A poster based on this image was presented at the first "Scientific Applications with Google Earth Conference," October 22-23, 2008, at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Link to full-sized poster presented by the author.)|