This chapter provides some insight into the theoretical issues that relate to the design and production of cartographic multimedia products. The concepts related to Multimedia Cartography are largely derived from cartography itself. Therefore, we will first look at the general contributions of cartographic products (maps and atlases) before we look at the specific cartographic concepts of multimedia products. The latter can be subdivided into ‘meta’ concepts used for accessing the information contained in the products (navigation, access), and concepts where maps are the means for exploration or information transfer. Consequently we will consider the role played by maps
Subsequently, the conditions for proper interaction will be discussed.
as organisers of the multimedia products
as container of links to other multimedia elements
as interface to the geographical database
as vehicles for interaction
KeywordsDigital Terrain Model Information Element Geographical Database Banana Production Multimedia Product
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