An agenda for democratising cartographic visualisation
Authors: Rød, Jan Ketil; Ormeling, Ferjan; Elzakker, Corné van
Source: Norwegian Journal of Geography, Volume 55, Number 1, 1 March 2001 , pp. 38-41(4)
Abstract:Cartographic visualisation tools aid exploration, but they are designed for, and used exclusively by, experts. A democratised visualisation tool will include second-generation users, and these non-specialists might also want to use the available computer technology to visualise their geographical data. In this paper, we argue that democratised GIS should have a functionality similar to visualisation tools and we forward our opinion on how these can be developed in order to do so. Our emphasis is on interactivity regarding representation methods and on elaborating principles for implementing map type selection in interfaces for democratised GISs.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: March 1, 2001