The Role of Output Devices in the Higher Education Courses of Cartography

  • László ZentaiEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC, volume 5)


The rapid development of information technology affected cartography considerably in the last three to four decades of the twentieth century. In higher education curriculums the reproduction process was thought as a totally independent subject or a part of other related subjects. Cartographers should know the whole technical process to be sure that the maps will be reproduced as they were planned. As digital output devices become wide-spread and higher education institutes could afford these devices in the first phase the course about map reproduction was complemented by digital methods and the necessary theoretical information about the process was also added. In the second phase when the output device becomes easily available for even home users the traditional offset printing method has seemingly lost its importance and students were more interesting in digital printing methods. Nowadays one of the most important output devices in cartography is the screen of the computer, mobile phone, PDA which again made us to make changes in the curriculum and emphasize the importance of these new “output devices”.


Global Satellite Navigation System Printing Process Output Device Printing Method Color Printing 
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The European Union and the European Social Fund have provided financial support to the project under the grant agreement no. TÁMOP 4.2.1./B-09/KMR-2010-0003.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cartography and GeoinformaticsEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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