Basic Principles of Topography
- 出版商: Springer
- 出版日期: 2019-04-26
- 售價: $3,680
- 貴賓價: 9.5 折 $3,496
- 語言: 英文
- 頁數: 219
- 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
- ISBN: 3319891480
- ISBN-13: 9783319891484
This book gives a comprehensive overview of all relevant elements in topography and their practical application. It elaborates on the classical representation of terrain on maps such as cartographic projections, together with their classification, scale, and geographical elements. It is richly illustrated with photographs, maps and figures, in which the theoretical explanations are clarified.
Readers will become acquainted with the physical characteristics of the ground, i.e. tectonic and erosive shapes, the importance and classification of terrain, genetic (fluvial, abrasive, glacial, karst) and topographic types such as higher (mountains, hills, peaks) and lower terrain (valleys, fields). In addition, the book discusses cartometry and coordinate systems, orientation in space (geographic, topographic, tactical) including by means of maps, instruments and the night sky and elaborates new techniques and technologies such as aerial photogrammetric imagery, global navigation satellite systems and LiDAR.
The book also includes methods for the practical execution of concrete measurement operations, such as determining position and movement on land with maps, compass and azimuth which makes it especially useful for practitioners and professionals, e.g., for landscape planning, military exercises, mountaineering, nature walks etc. As such it offers a valuable guide not only for undergraduate students but also for researchers in the fields of geography, geosciences, geodesy, ecology, forestry and related areas looking for an overview on topography. Uniquely, the book also features an extensive glossary of topographical terms.
His main areas of scientific interest include: cartography, thematic mapping, and GIS. He further has expertise in regional geography and different physical-geographical and socio-economic and geographical issues related to cartography.
He has published more than 147 articles in various national and international journals and another 40 papers in proceedings of symposiums and congresses. On scientific events he has presented over 45 scientific papers. He has published four monographs and 53 thematic maps.
Prof. Markoski is author of three college textbooks and has authorized three scripts, one High School textbook and three textbooks for Elementary Schools.
So far, he has participated over 20 research projects, of which on eight as leading party and head of the project.He has visited several institutes abroad in Melbourne, Belgrade, Sofia, Ljubljana, Paris and Budapest. As an expert in geographic names from Macedonia, on several occasions he participated in the work of the bodies for geographical names in the United Nations in Geneva, New York and Budapest.
He is currently the President of the Macedonian Geographical Society (since 2007), Chairman of the Council on Statistics of the Republic of Macedonia (since 2007 and President of the University Sports Federation of Macedonia (since 2006),
He held several positions at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Skopje. He was President of the Council of the Faculty (1998/1999), Vice Dean for Finances (1999/2001/2009/2012), Head of the Institute of Geography (2003/2007), Head of the Department of Cartography (1994/2003, 2007-present), Head of the post-graduate studies on Thematic Cartography, GIS and more.
He was also Secretary of the Macedonian Geographical Society (1984/1990), Chief Editor of the journal Geographical Considerations (1998-2008), member of the Accreditation Board of Higher Education Institutions (2000/2004), President of the Pedagogical Council of the Republic of Macedonia (2000/2002), Manager of the Environment Fund of the Republic of Macedonia (2002/2003), Coordinator of the Commission for standardization of geographical names of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia.