Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
"Cartographic heritage in the eyes of artists and cartographers - Experiences from the International Symposium on Cartography and Art";
Talk: 3rd International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage,
- 06-27-2008; in: "e_Perimetron",
Vol. 3, No. 4
Contemporary methods for depicting the earth and its cultural and natural attributes use graphic and non-graphic formats, maps and map-related artefacts, for visualizing geography and for building virtual landscapes and environments. The discipline area of Cartography, traditionally, has applied Art (Design), Science and Technology to map-making to design and realise these products. Prior to the mid 1950s cartographic artefacts were built under the theoretical and practical `umbrella´ of this partnership of Art, Science and Technology. However, since then it is argued, the theory and methodology associated with visualizing geography has focused on Science and Technology, and away from Art. This `move´ away from Art was accelerated by: 1. Computing, computers and complete automated systems; and 2. A `quest´ to gain `scientific legitimacy´ by using Scientific Visualization as a lodestone for gauging the `quality´ of theories and applications (Cartwright et al 2008, Gartner 2008). In order to bridge the gap between science and art in cartography initiatives have been taken which led into the organisation of an International Symposium on "Cartography and Art" in Vienna 2008.
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