The Potential of the Lenticular Foil Technique for Thematic Cartography
Author: Dickmann, Frank
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 47, Number 3, August 2010 , pp. 250-256(7)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Lenticular visualisation methods are innovative advancements of modern presentation media in cartography. Owing to the mainly three‐dimensional perception of people, this technique, in print as well as on screen, offers the possibility to introduce autostereoscopic, i.e. three‐dimensional views in cartography. On the basis of true 3D, it has already found its way into the visualisation of relief relations. Moreover, it also opens perspectives for the more widespread products of thematic cartography (thematic maps). Multi‐layered representation becomes possible on the basis of three‐dimensional or sequentially differentiated depictions of spatial phenomena. Thus, several parameters or dimensions of cartographic content can be displayed at the same time. This essay discusses some potential applications of the lenticular foil technique for thematic cartography on a theoretical basis.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Geography, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Publication date: 2010-08-01