Conceptual frameworks for geographical knowledge

Robert B McMaster, Robert B Mc Master

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For the development of fully operational automated software for cartographic generalization, three complex problems must be solved: 1) a formal, comprehensive conceptual framework for digital generalization must be agreed upon; 2) the specific procedures of the process, or generalization operators, must be designed, coded, and tested; and 3) cartographic knowledge must be culled from expert sources (maps) and individuals and coded into "rules'. This chapter explores each research area and illustrates the relationship between the three. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMap Generalization: Making Decisions for Knowledge Representation
EditorsB.P. Buttenfield, R.B. McMaster
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLongman's Inc
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 1991


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