Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2018, Volume 6, Issue 2

Journal for Geographic Information Science


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Thema: geography
Adrijana Car – Thomas Jekel – Josef Strobl – Gerald Griesebner (Eds.)


GI_Forum 2018, Volume 6, Issue 2

Journal for Geographic Information Science


ISSN 2308-1708
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ISBN 978-3-7001-8447-8
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doi:10.1553/giscience2018_02_
GI_Forum 2018,  Volume 6,  Issue 2 
 
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Florian Ledermann
PDF Icon  Analysing Digital Maps Online: A Reverse Engineering Approach ()
S.  119 - 130
doi:10.1553/giscience2018_02_s119

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doi:10.1553/giscience2018_02_s119
Abstract:
The age of ‘Big Data’ and rapid online publishing brings with it a new need for verifying and understanding digital media. Cartographers are interested in the analysis of maps published online with regards specifically both to their adherence to established cartographic techniques and to identifying innovative approaches to geographic visualization. But traditional manual cartographic analysis methods, based solely on inspecting a map as an image, are limited; they can neither keep up with the volume of new maps coming online every day, nor answer all questions about the process of creation of the map. This paper proposes a novel approach to analysing maps which takes into account the source code of the cartographic program producing the map image. It is argued that such a method can surpass manual analysis in both its potential to facilitate semi- or fully automated processes as well as the depth of insight that the method is able to give into the complete socio-technical assemblage of a digital map artefact.

Keywords:  digital cartography, web maps, reverse engineering, transformations, deconstruction
Published Online:  2018/12/10 08:09:12
Object Identifier:  0xc1aa5576 0x003a1fd7

GI_Forum publishes high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The journal provides a platform for dialogue among GI-Scientists and educators, technologists and critical thinkers in an ongoing effort to advance the field and ultimately contribute to the creation of an informed GISociety. Submissions concentrate on innovation in education, science, methodology and technologies in the spatial domain and their role towards a more just, ethical and sustainable science and society. GI_Forum implements the policy of open access publication after a double-blind peer review process through a highly international team of seasoned scientists for quality assurance. Special emphasis is put on actively supporting young scientists through formative reviews of their submissions. Only English language contributions are published.

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Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
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