Map Concepts in Multimedia Products

  • Ferjan Ormeling


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
  • as organisers of the multimedia products

  • as container of links to other multimedia elements

  • as interface to the geographical database

  • as vehicles for interaction

Subsequently, the conditions for proper interaction will be discussed.


Digital Terrain Model Information Element Geographical Database Banana Production Multimedia Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferjan Ormeling
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  1. 1.University UtrechtThe Netherlands

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