GeoJournal

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 241–249 | Cite as

Looking at computer cartography

  • Poiker T. K. 
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Abstract

Computer Cartography has gone through many changes during its short life. This article tries to document some of the results of the development. The major conclusions are:

  • - whereas the application of computer mappins is fluurishing, conceptual development is slow;

  • - as a result the applications are simpler than they could be, given the development of computer science, and brute force reigns over elegance.

To exemplify these points, the main types of Geographic Information Systems are discussed with respect to their recent achievements: Catastral mapping, Thematic mapping, Topographic mapping, Resource Information Systems, and Digital Terrain Models.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Poiker T. K. 
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  1. 1.Dept. of Geogr.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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