Accession Number : ADA117530

Title :   Standardization of Map Symbology,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS AFS MO

Personal Author(s) : Jacober,Robert P , Jr

PDF Url : ADA117530

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In order to effectively communicate, man must have a common language. In the conventional or digital cartographic sphere, this axiom is no less true. Symbols form the language of cartography. Ideally, a worldwide standard set of symbols would solve many of the communication problems. But, this ideal solution is not technically feasible. However, within scale families of maps, standard symbology should be sought, especially in computer cartographic applications. This paper addresses the need for a standard for map symbology, particularly large scale maps, and suggests such a standard. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mapping, *Symbols, *Computer applications, *Standardization, Data storage systems, Digital maps, Prototypes

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Computer Hardware
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE