Development of a cartographic language

  • J. Raul Ramirez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 716)


The development of a cartographic language for topographic maps is presented. Map components are identified as part of the analytical study of maps and based on these components the elements of the language, alphabet and grammar, are identified. Then, the alphabetic symbols together with the components of the grammar: operations, rules and writing mechanism, are discussed in detail.


Positional Information Graphic Sign Terrain Feature Concatenation Operation Image Construction 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Raul Ramirez
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  1. 1.Center for MappingThe Ohio State UniversityColumbus

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