Generalisation of Geographic Information: Cartographic Modelling and Applications

William A Mackaness* (Editor), Anne Ruas (Editor), L. Tiina Sarjakoski (Editor)

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Abstract / Description of output

Theoretical and Applied Solutions in Multi Scale MappingUsers have come to expect instant access to up-to-date geographical information, with global coverage--presented at widely varying levels of detail, as digital and paper products; customisable data that can readily combined with other geographic information. These requirements present an immense challenge to those supporting the delivery of such services (National Mapping Agencies (NMA), Government Departments, and private business. Generalisation of Geographic Information: Cartographic Modelling and Applications provides detailed review of state of the art technologies associated with these challenges, including the most recent developments in cartometric analysis techniques able to support high levels of automation among multi scale derivation techniques.The book illustrates the application of these ideas within existing and emerging technologies. In addition to providing a comprehensive theoretical underpinning, the book demonstrates how theoretical developments have translated into commercial systems deployed within NMAs.The book explores relevance of open systems in support of collaborative research and open source web based map services.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages370
Edition1st e.
ISBN (Print)9780080453743
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Digital mapping
  • Cartography
  • Geographic information systems


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