User Desires and Graphics Capability in the Academic Environment
Authors: McCullagh, Michael J.; Sampson, Robert J.
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 9, Number 2, December 1972 , pp. 109-122(14)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This paper is an attempt to determine the average geography academic's needs in relation to his research requirements and computing knowledge in automated map production. Usually he will not be attempting to produce a final map, but probably only one to enable him to analyse his data with more accuracy. An outline is given of what the user can expect from a plotting system, and also what he will have to know to benefit from the results produced. The problem of contouring is taken as a demonstration of the difficulties involved. Examples are given to show that no computer contour map can be considered objective, and that the results produced are determined by the contouring method employed combined with the skill of the user.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1972-12-01