Cartography Past, Present and Future

Cartography Past, Present and Future

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Making maps dates back at least four thousand years and it is widely recognised that many maps are of great historical value and present a skilled method of summarising the real world on a sheet of paper. Less well known is the judgement involved in the selection and simplification of features, the complex transformation of space and the exacting standards which are needed in cartography. This book is primarily a tribute to Professor F.J. Ormeling, former President and Secretary/Treasurer of the ICA and gives a wide ranging review of the current status of cartography, how this status was attained and the way in which the subject is expected to evolve over the next decade. It is composed of two main sections. In the first, the present state of cartography in different countries is examined. The second section is a thematic view in which some of the major issues and developments in cartography are discussed in turn, including art and science in cartography, the character of historical cartography, the role of map making in developing countries, the impact of a possible ideal computer mapping facility and how cartography has changed in recent years. There are international contributions from authors distinguished and internationally recognised in cartography and related fields and who have had a significant input to the ICA.a#39;User-friendlya#39; man/machine interface It has shown that different users of GIS prefer different modes of issuing ... Thus the ability to select from menus ( including the use of icons), to issue natural language commands and to use extremely terse ... This help facility needs to be complemented by a compatible set of manuals, including a primer, a user manual, ... who are producing maps by computer without suitable professional training suggests that the ideal system should also include aanbsp;...


Title:Cartography Past, Present and Future
Author: D.W. Rhind, D.R.F. Taylor
Publisher:Elsevier - 2013-10-22
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