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Symboli, spatial, mapping (SySpM): a framework for interpreting maps

Fathulla, K. (2008) Symboli, spatial, mapping (SySpM): a framework for interpreting maps. Cartographic Journal. 45(4), p. 304. 0008-7041 (Print) 1743-2774 (Online).

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Abstract: Diagrams are widely used by people across many disciplines and applications. Often such diagrams express a range of different semantics thus making it difficult not only for people who interpret them but also for those who develop software to draw them. The nature and underlying issues of this problem are explored. A meta framework for a good understanding of diagrams based on Symbolic and Spatial Mappings is proposed and briefly outlined. The potential and richness of the framework is demonstrated by applying it to interpret an Ordnance Survey map. A brief discussion of the framework's potential for guiding the development of diagramming software is presented
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.75 Computer software
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography > GA125 Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P99 Semiotics. Signs and symbols
Creators: Fathulla, Kamaran
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Information Systems and Business Computing (to 2010)
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > Business Systems & Operations
Date: 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: p. 304
Journal or Publication Title: Cartographic Journal
Volume: 45
Number: 4
Language: English
ISSN: 0008-7041 (Print) 1743-2774 (Online)
Status: Published / Disseminated

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