Reviewing Analytical Components for the Developing a Body of Knowledge for Cartography

Authors: Harold Moellering*, Ohio State University
Topics: Cartography, Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: Analytical Cartography,Cartography, Body of Knowledge,Spatial Science,GeoSpatial Theory
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Roosevelt 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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In recent years some in the ICA have seen a need to develop a full Body of Knowledge for the field of Cartography. This evolved from a trend to more completely codify the wide range of concepts of the field. It turns out that since the 1960s Tobler and many colleagues have developed the area of Analytical Cartography which includes many topics that belong in the Cartographic Body of Knowledge:

* Geographic Map Transformations
* Real/Virtual Map Transformations
* Deep/Surface Structure
* Spatial Primitive Objects
* Spatial Data Structures
* Spatial Sampling Theory
* Map Generalization - 1, 2, 3-D
* Spatial Neighborhood Operators
* Spatial Frequencies
* Spatial Information Theory
* Spatial Fractal Operators
* Warntz Networks
* Irregular Neighborhood Operators
* Volumetric Transformations
* Shape Analysis
* Spatial Semantics and Ontology
* Analytical Visualization

This paper will explore these conceptual analytical components of Cartography and relate them to the evolving Body of Knowledge for the field.

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