DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY AND THE GEOSCIENCES
the art and technique of map reproduction. It is in a narrower sense to
be characterized as a refining process between the original source
material and the reproduction."
is a scale representation of a geographical environment.
purpose of a map is to provide a meaningful picture of reality. A map,
therefore, can be a particularly useful guide in the orientation of
terrain, as well as conveying other multi-faceted information through
map is the basic feature for numerous applicationsin the Geosciences:
Geology, Tectonics, Geophysics, Seismology, Geothermics,
Geomorphology, Geochemistry, Volcanology, Marine Sciences, etc.
Cartography involves the creation and analyses of maps through the
use of computers. As such, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are
an integral tool for Cartography.
Thematic and Ortho-photo Maps (using the Arc/Info and ArcView GIS
software packages) were created, following the demands of Cartography
(e.g. scale, generalization, map projections) in the Space Applications
Research Unit during the last few years (see also GIS
0n this site).
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