Mapping Hacks, Tips and Tools for Electronic Cartography Author: Schuyler Erle, Rich Gibson, Jo Walsh Publisher: O'Reilly Media Inc., June 2005 ISBN: 0-596-00703-5 Reviewer: Gordon Haverland Pages: 514 pages Publisher's Description: Mapping Hacks is a collection of one hundred simple techniques available to developers and power users who want to draw digital maps. You'll learn where to find the best sources of geographic data and then how to integrate that data into your own creations. With so many industrial-strength tips and tools, Mapping Hacks effectively takes the sting out of digital mapmaking. TOC: Chapter 1. Mapping Your Life Chapter 2. Mapping Your Neighborhood Chapter 3. Mapping Your World Chapter 4. Mapping (on) the Web Chapter 5. Mapping with Gadgets Chapter 6. Mapping on Your Desktop Chapter 7. Names and Places Chapter 8. Building the Geospatial Web Chapter 9. Mapping with Other People Reviewer Background: My background in large part is that of a GIS/GPS specialist in Ag-Geostatistics for 6 years. Content Type: This is a book for users of maps, and map type information. Users being slightly more oriented towards the generation of maps. Content Level: The reader is expect to be fairly computer savvy. Features: Lots of URLs to sample or useful material. Several items are available at the Publisher website. Style: A friendly, tutorial style of writing is used. Various technologies, led by GPS, are allowing a user's location to be readily and accurately determined. With our current location, maps relative to our location can be generated. Maps to food, repairs, travel, etc. are within reach. This book helps you with accessing "georeferenced" data. To be of most use, you should be able to extrapolate from descriptions as many sources change their interfaces wthout warning. But, if any applications you are interested in have any kind of georeferenced content, this is a rich source of ideas. Good book for those interested in generating maps.