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Making Legends By Means of Painters’ Palettes

  • Sidonie Christophe
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

Current on-demand map design tools on the Web do not support cartographic and semiologic rules. Moreover they rarely offer to users to customise their styles. We propose a dialogue application in order to take the user’s needs into account and to bring the cartographic expertise he may lack as well. In this paper, we argue that on-demand map design should benefit altogether from user artistic capacities and from cartographic theory. Our approach consists in analysing the exploration of colours and how colours support the cartographic rules. Then we propose a process to conceive legends by means of painters’ palettes illustrated with an example of a painting by Matisse.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidonie Christophe
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  1. 1.National Geographic Institute (IGN)COGIT LaboratorySaint Mandé CedexFrance

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