Automated thematic mapping of the EEC
Authors: Rhind, David; Mounsey, Helen; Hudson, Ray; Lane, Amanda
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 21, Number 1, June 1984 , pp. 13-18(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This paper describes the principles and practice of setting up a major statistical and cartographic data base for the EEC countries. Use of this for teaching and research purposes and in the construction of an atlas of the EEC is also described. The paper covers the need to cope with data at a variety of geographical resolutions and with hierarchical data structures. The problems arising from change of geographical boundaries through time is also addressed, as is that caused by 'missing data' for certain areas at certain moments of time. The software used is fully described. Some attention is devoted to the need to tailor the maps and other graphics to suit bureaucrats arid decision-makers.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1984