Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
M. Lechthaler, A. Stadler:
"Cross-Media Publishing over Scales";
Talk: 1st International Conference on Cartography and GIS,
- 2006-01-28; in: "International Conference on Cartography and GIS",
T. Bandrova (ed.);
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy,
CD- und Web-Tagungsband
Cartographic Information Systems are still in a development process. They largely deal with functionalities, but often do not concentrate on visualisation aspects. The solutions vary from pure GIS without cartographic characteristics to systems that are simply based on scanned maps, ignoring the technical restrictions of the screen as an output medium.
The interactive Atlas Information System of Austria presents a happy medium: A hybrid system relying on cartographically improved map graphics suitable for both screen visualisation and high-quality printing. By establishing connections between the two media, a method for the production of adequate paper maps as an integral part of the system should be smoothed.
This paper discusses research results at the Vienna University of Technology concerning the topics mentioned above. It will focus on technical restrictions of the screen as an output medium, the adaptation of map graphics and interdependencies between resolution and scale. As an example, the usability of related map graphics for 1:250k screen visualisation and 1:1mio printing will be discussed.
Online library catalogue of the TU Vienna:
Project Head Georg Gartner:
Entwicklung eines Prototyps "ÍROK Atlas online"
Created from the Publication Database of the Vienna University of Technology.