Open Conference Systems, 2nd Croatian NSDI and INSPIRE Day and 6th Conference Cartography and Geoinformation

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Modern Cartography – Chances and Challenges of the Technology Impact
Georg Gartner

##manager.scheduler.building##: Milenij Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta Congress Centre Tamaris, Opatija
##manager.scheduler.room##: Mimoza I Hall, 2nd floor
Date: 2010-11-26 09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Last modified: 2010-11-14

Abstract


Cartography is seen by many as facing a change of paradigms currently, triggered by technological challenges. As a result of innovative available technologies like the Internet, Multimedia and telecommunication infrastructure it becomes considerable, that cartographic communication processes can be realized which deliver user-tailored information to a specific user everywhere (“ubiquitous”) and anytime.

This contribution reviews major technological drivers, possible derivable applications and the main impact on modern cartography. It will be illustrated, that data acquisition and data modelling methods and techniques have developed rapidly. By discussing the main decisive aspects for visualisation and cartography it will be analysed that main challenges for meeting the needs of the general cartographic aim of communicating spatial information in an informative manner remain. For tackling these challenges international cooperation is of high importance, thus the International Cartographic Association (ICA) plays a decisive role. The current activities of the ICA including the published research agenda will be presented and an outlook on major next activities will be given.

Keywords: cartographic communication, spatial information, International Cartographic Association (ICA)


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