||Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Editors, Co-Editors, and Principal Contributors; Contributors; Section I: Introductory Matter; 1: Spatial Thinking: Maps, the New Paradigm; Maps as Storytelling; Modern GIS; Web GIS; Maps on the Web versus Web Mapping; Maps on the Web; Web Mapping; Why Web GIS Is Revolutionary; Implications of Web GIS; The GIS Platform; References; 2: Spatial Thinking: Archives and Timelines; References; 3: Spatial Thinking: Book Structure; The Importance of Spatial Thinking; Rationale for Hard Copy; Organization of the Work Four MethodsAnimated Maps; A 3D Approach: Google Earth and Others; GEOMATs; Story Maps; Observations; References; Section II: Animaps, 1990s; 4: Animaps: Varroa Honeybee Mite; Introduction; A Tale of Two Maps: The Evidence; Animated Map; References; 5: Animap Timelines: The Space-Time Pattern of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Syria 1990-1997; Animation Rationale; Leishmaniasis Data for Provinces of Syria: 1990 by Month; Animation of Leishmaniasis Data by Province: 1990-1997; July Data: 1990-1997; Cutting across the Grain; Questions Generated by Mapping; References 6: Animap Abstraction: The Clickable Map, Virtual Reality, and MoreHot Spot Map Regions: Varroa and Leishmaniasis; Clickable Maps; Animation: Graph to Data Set Transformation and Vice Versa; Two- to Three-Dimensional Transformation; The Quest for Unification; References; Section III: 3D Maps: Georeferencing, Turn of the Millennium; 7: 3D Maps: Varroa Honey Bee Mite and More; 3D Varroa; Combining the Local with the Global; The Case of Hawaii; Online Sources; Future Direction; References; 8: 3D Charts: Greater London, 1901-2001: Georeferencing of Population Data and Rank-Size Patterns Greater London: A Century of ChangeRank-Size Plots; Mapping a Graph: Georeferencing of Data for the Region; Local Focus; Download Files; References; 9: 3D Charts: Air Pollution Changes in Metropolitan Detroit, 1988-2004; Introduction; Model; Methods and Timeline Discussion; Conclusion; References; 10: 3D Tree Inventory: Geosocial Networking An Ann Arbor Before-and-After Study; Before ...; After ...; References; 11: 3D Georeferencing: Downtown Ann Arbor Creek Images, Revisited; Georeferencing in Google Earth; Software Usage: General Review; References; Section IV: GEOMATs, 2000s 12: Varroa GEOMAT: Honeybee MiteCompression of Information Using GEOMAT; Time Gaps: GEOMAT Archiving; Future Direction; References; 13: Groundwater GEOMAT: Google Earth Applications in a Community Information System; Summary of Technique; References; 14: Pacemaker GEOMAT: My Heart Your Heart: Organization of Efforts Linked by QR Codes; Recycling/Reusing Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators: Rationale; GEOMAT Advantage; References; 15: Detroit GEOMAT: Chene Street History Study: Scale Transformation, Layering, and Nesting; Introduction; A Chene Street GEOMAT; Overcoming Clutter; References Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts: Maps, Archives, and Timelines cultivates the spatial thinking "habit of mind" as a critical geographical view of how the world works, including how environmental systems function, and how we can approach and solve environmental problems using maps, archives, and timelines. The work explains why spatial thinking matters as it helps readers to integrate a variety of methods to describe and analyze spatial/temporal events and phenomena in disparate environmental contexts. It weaves together maps, GIS, timelines, and storytelling as important strategies in examining concepts and procedures in analyzing real-world data and relationships. The work thus adds significant value to qualitative and quantitative research in environmental (and related) sciences. Features Written by internationally renowned experts known for taking complex ideas and finding accessible ways to more broadly understand and communicate them. Includes real-world studies explaining the merging of disparate data in a sensible manner, understandable across several disciplines. Unique approach to spatial thinking involving animated maps, 3D maps, GEOMATs, and story maps to integrate maps, archives, and timelines--first across a single environmental example and then through varied examples. Merges spatial and temporal views on a broad range of environmental issues from traditional environmental topics to more unusual ones involving urban studies, medicine, municipal/governmental application, and citizen-scientist topics. Provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions to complete tasks; no prior experience in data processing is needed.