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ERIC Number: ED106957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Bibliography on Computer Mapping. Exchange Bibliography No. 263.
Taylor, D. R. F.
Computer mapping is part of the larger field of computer graphics and is an extremely important development in cartography. It is not, however, synonymous with automated cartography. Computer mapping involves the synthesis of a base map of an area with selected information about that area. The result is a series of maps that give a geographical representation of the information involved. Any information that has spatial significance can be mapped and illustrated, compared, aggregated, manipulated, and analyzed by a variety of programs. The base map has to be prepared in a conventional manner and the data collected in a similar fashion. The base map, however, need only be a sketch of the outline of the study area plus the zones or points on which data has been collected. This can be at any scale, but it has to be accurate, as the final computer map will reflect the accuracy of the initial base. This bibliography draws its material from a wide number of journals but does not claim to be comprehensive, as this is a rapidly expanding field. (Author/IRT)
Council of Planning Librarians, P. O. Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 61856 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.