Publications in Scientific Journals:

M. Lechthaler, C. Spanring, g. Katzlberger:
"Cartographic concept of atlas information system "ÖROK Atlas Online" - AIS Austria";
Kartografija i Geoinformacije, Zeitschrift der Kroatischen Kartographischen Gesellschaft, Zagreb. (invited), 4 (2005), ISSN 1333-896X; 30 - 45.

English abstract:
In the following article the conception and realisation of the Atlas Information System
"ÖROK Atlas Online" - AIS Austria, with the point on cartographic concept will be presented. It is a spatial information system which is different from pure GIS because of its strong cartographic character. The online system isn't a collection of GIS based tools, but a system which subdivides all functionalities into a cartographically conceptional and structured order. It must correspond with the characteristics of the cartographical, rule-based and personalised information system. The prototype should allow the cartographical visualization of different geometry and statistical data from the elementary geo-data pool in form of thematic maps, graphics, statistics and texts as well as queries of the data base.
The primarily challenge and aim of the cartographic concept is the development of map graphic or rather of the cartographic design, which has to match with the output media. Further, analysis, exploration and monitoring of these data sets via map based graphical user interface for different user groups shall be possible. The restrictive-flexible user guidance in this interactive system takes responsibility of what is not in cartographic or semantical sense accessible or useful. Only in this case an atlas information system can support a meaningful cartographic communication.

German abstract:
Dieser Artikel ist auch in der kroatischen Sprtache erschienen:
"Kartografski koncept atlasnog informacijskog sustava "ÖROK Atlas Online" - AIS Austrije", Kartografija i Geoinformacije, Zeitschrift der Kroatischen Kartographischen Gesellschaft, Zagreb. (eingeladen), 4 (2005).

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