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By Katy Börner

Maps of actual areas find us on this planet and support us navigate unusual routes. Maps of topical areas aid us visualize the level and constitution of our collective wisdom; they show bursts of job, pathways of principles, and borders that beg to be crossed. This booklet, from the writer of Atlas of technological know-how, describes the facility of topical maps, offering readers with ideas for visualizing wisdom and delivering as examples 40 large-scale and greater than a hundred small-scale full-color maps.

Today, information literacy is changing into as very important as language literacy. Well-designed visualizations can rescue us from a sea of knowledge, assisting us to make feel of knowledge, attach principles, and make higher judgements in actual time. In Atlas of data, major visualization specialist Katy Börner makes the case for a platforms technology method of technological know-how and know-how stories and explains differing types and degrees of research. Drawing on fifteen years of educating and gear improvement, she introduces a theoretical framework intended to steer readers via consumer and activity research; info practise, research, and visualization; visualization deployment; and the translation of technology maps. To exemplify the framework, the Atlas gains amazing and enlightening new maps from the preferred “Places & areas: Mapping Science” convey that diversity from “Key occasions within the improvement of the Video Tape Recorder” to “Mobile Landscapes: situation info from cellphones for city Analysis” to “Literary Empires: Mapping Temporal and Spatial Settings of Victorian Poetry” to “Seeing criteria: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe.” She additionally discusses the potential impression of technology maps at the perform of technology.

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Different scientific disciplines vary greatly in terms of size and growth trajectory, both of which impact the career trajectories of entering scientists (see Scientific Growth, page 56 in Atlas of Science). Typically, a scientific discipline does not grow by converting senior scientists but by attracting new and generally junior scientists. Changes in the topical composition, size, structure, and interdependence of fields can be depicted spatially (see Maps of Science: Forecasting Large Trends in Science, page 170 in Atlas of Science).

S. S. South as the sole source of cotton, which had universally become an indispensable raw material. Export blockades during the war changed global trade patterns, instigating a fierce competition between the three regions of the United States, India and China, and Egypt. In 1865, most of Europe’s raw cotton came from India and China. R&D Investment Dependencies Investment in long-term R&D programs is often distributed widely across firms to share the burdens of cost and risk and to allow individual organizations to focus on their areas of comparative advantage.

The example below shows the records of two scholars, each represented by a 6-tuple. Three data variables are qualitative (ID, Name, Country); all others are quantitative. The Age value will increase by one each year. ID Name Age Country #Papers #Citations 1 J. S. 101 367 2 J. , scholars), a so-called linkage table can be used. Each link is represented by an M-tuple of data variables. The first two columns commonly represent the IDs of the objects that are linked. Other columns may represent additional attribute values.

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