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Proceedings of the ICA
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Articles | Volume 1
16 May 2018
 | 16 May 2018

How to design a cartographic continuum to help users to navigate between two topographic styles?

Jérémie Ory, Guillaume Touya, Charlotte Hoarau, and Sidonie Christophe

Keywords: geovisualization, cartographic continuum, topographic style, interpolation, map design, perception and cognition

Abstract. Geoportals and geovisualization tools provide to users various cartographic abstractions that describe differently a geographical space. Our purpose is to be able to design cartographic continuums, i.e. a set of in-between maps allowing users to navigate between two topographic styles. This paper addresses the problem of the interpolation between two topographic abstractions with different styles. We detail our approach in two steps. Firstly, we setup a comparison in order to identify which structural elements of a cartographic abstraction should be interpolated. Secondly, we propose an approach based on two design methods for maps interpolation.

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