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Computer-assisted cartography: an overview.

January 1, 1984

An assessment of the current status of computer-assisted cartography, in part, is biased by one's view of the cartographic process as a whole. From a traditional viewpoint we are concerned about automating the mapping process; from a progressive viewpoint we are concerned about using the tools of computer science to convey spatial information. On the surface these viewpoints appear to be in opposition. However, it is postulated that in the final analysis, they face the same goal. This overview uses the perspectives from two viewpoints to depict the current state of computer-assisted cartography and speculate on future goals, trends, and challenges.-Authors

Publication Year 1984
Title Computer-assisted cartography: an overview.
Authors S.C. Guptill, L.E. Starr
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title South African Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Cartography
Index ID 70013377
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse