Computer produced choropleth maps with overlays: An aid in urban and regional analysis

Published: May 1, 1975
Paul E. Lovingood

Modern urban and regional analysis demands a
rapid and accurate system of mapping a wide range
of societal information. Conventional cartography
cannot satisfy this demand and the planner and
researcher have turned to the computer. CMAP
is only one of many systems of computer mapping
but it is easily adapted for use with overlays. The
advantage of this system is that once the computer
base map is operational only the overlays need to be
changed to vary the maps. All of the South Carolina
maps presented in this paper were produced on the
same computer base map.

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Author Biography
Paul E. Lovingood, University of South Carolina

Born in North Carolina, USA, Dec. 21, 1930. Dr. Paul E. Lovingood,
Jr. was born and educated in the state of North Carolina
receiving the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Geography
from the University of North Carolina. Since September 1962,
he has been Professor of Geography at the University of South
Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. He_has served on the faculties
of Clarion State College, Clarion Pennsylvania and Appalachian
State University, Boone, North Carolina. In 1966-67
he was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Botswana,
Lesotho and Swaziland. He is author of several atlases utilizing
computer mapping.