Cartographic generalization in a digital environment: a framework for implementation in a geographic information system

Robert B Mc Master, K. S. Shea

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Abstract

A key aspect of the mapping process - cartographic generalization - plays a vital role in assessing the overall utility of a Geographic Information System (GIS). The ability to reduce data storage volumes and perform scale changes to suit individual presentation requirements is a critical necessity for any comprehensive GIS. How then should cartographic generalization by implemented in a typical GIS environment? This paper will consider that question in a much broader sense by analyzing how the generalization process should be embodied in a digital environment. A working definition of digital generalization is proposed. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-249
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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