Trends and concerns in digital cartography
Digital cartography is the technology concerned with the construction and use of computer-based systems for the practice of cartography and its applications. The paper starts with a brief introduction to cartography and cartographic maps. It then provides an overview of some of the major trends and concerns in digital cartography. The subfields of visual and digital mapping are now well established and attention is being focused on more onerous activities, such as formal theorising about cartographic processes through automated production of maps; reliable and efficient management of integrated but changeable spatial databases; and, appropriate packaging of technology for geographical information systems. The paper also includes some comments on the contribution of CAD to cartography and on the not very well understood relationships between interactive cartography and the fast-growing, related disciplines of scientific visualization and geographical information systems.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Visvalingam, M. (1990). Trends and concerns in digital cartography. Computer aided design, 22(3), 115-130. doi:10.1016/0010-4485(90)90070-s|
|Keywords||Digital cartography; Geographical information systems; Maps (geographical)|
|Copyright Statement||©1990 Published by Elsevier Ltd|
|Additional Information||Copy of an article published in Computer-aided design, 1990, v.33 issue 3.|
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