ERIC Number: ED068396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Linguistic Aspects of Maps and Geographic Information.
Dacey, Michael F.
The frequent reference by geographers and cartographers to 'the language of maps' is made precise by clarifying ways in which maps and other formulations of geographic information constitute a language. Aspects of this language are identified, and emphasis is placed on the use of linguistic concepts for study of models of geographic information that are treated as components of a geographic information system. Some linguistic methods suitable for processing geographic information are identified, and the selection of references provides a guide to the appropriate literature. Brief mention is made of some fundamental methodological and conceptual issues that have been resolved in completed and forthcoming journal articles. (Author)
Descriptors: Cartography, Data Processing, Geography, Information Processing, Information Systems, Linguistics, Maps, Models
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (MF $0.95; HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Geography Branch.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Dept. of Geography.