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Identification of styles in topographic maps


Ory, Jérémie; Christophe, Sidonie; Fabrikant, Sara I (2013). Identification of styles in topographic maps. In: 26th International Cartographic Conference, Dresden, Germany, 25 August 2013 - 30 August 2013, 183.

Abstract

Great importance is attached to appearance of maps because the look of a map is a great factor of readability. In that sense, we also think that map users are confident of some recognizable styles, in particular in topographic map design. If we could formalize topographic styles, we should be able to propose to users automated methods to apply well-known styles on their data. This paper presents a part of a PhD thesis aiming at formalizing cartographic styles, especially what is meaningful according to related geographical spaces and cartographic practices. A method of comparison of topographic maps, based on French and Swiss topographic maps is detailed: our purpose is to distinguish which parameters and processes in the map design process make a significant visual impact, thus conveying a topographic style.

Abstract

Great importance is attached to appearance of maps because the look of a map is a great factor of readability. In that sense, we also think that map users are confident of some recognizable styles, in particular in topographic map design. If we could formalize topographic styles, we should be able to propose to users automated methods to apply well-known styles on their data. This paper presents a part of a PhD thesis aiming at formalizing cartographic styles, especially what is meaningful according to related geographical spaces and cartographic practices. A method of comparison of topographic maps, based on French and Swiss topographic maps is detailed: our purpose is to distinguish which parameters and processes in the map design process make a significant visual impact, thus conveying a topographic style.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:30 August 2013
Deposited On:22 Nov 2013 16:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:10
ISBN:978-1-907075-06-3
Official URL:http://icaci.org/files/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2013/ICC2013_Proceedings.pdf
Related URLs:http://icaci.org/files/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2013/ (Organisation)

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