Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):
"Perceptible web-mapping procedures for location based elements in dynamic CH documentation";
Talk: 12. Internationale Tagung "Kulturelles Erbe und Neue Technologien",
Cultural heritage (CH) management generally has to make use of detailed geovisualizations and appropriate mapping methods. For example a nationwide or even European-wide management of mosaic sites makes use of overview maps, local area maps and detailed maps in order to plan technical or expert operations. Therefore maps form a central management tool especially when various experts have to interact and communicate across borders.
The main advantage of web-mapping technologies for CH management is spatial independency of the central application. Independent from the input location, a central system can be feeded with new material, virtual findings and expertise, whereas on the other side of the world colleagues start to work on this new material. At the same time latest technological developments in form of application programming interfaces (API) extensively provide detailed map material, which can easily be used for individual mapping and database purposes with very simple extensions.
One thing that has to be considered from the perceptional point of view is the clear readability and understanding of the content. In most cases when point elements are put to API maps (like Google maps, Virtual Earth maps, Yahoo maps, ...) or similar mapserver solutions, a high density of points make the map unreadable. Points cannot be identified and associated with the right natural object. Therefore appropriate solutions and programming techniques for the final visualization/map have to be balanced and adopted.
This contribution describes several web-mapping technologies appropriate for CH management processes, compares existing global CH initiatives with their visualization problems and explains possible graphical solutions from a cartographic point of view. We will show that specific cartographic modelling can enhance CH management processes on one hand and support the public cultural communication process on the other.
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