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Presentation of spatio-temporal data in the context of information capacity and visual suggestiveness

Paweł Cybulski
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Department of Cartography and Geomatics, ul. Dzięgielowa 27, 61-680 Poznań, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-12-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/geocart-2014-0011


The aim of this article is to present the concept of information capacity and visual suggestiveness as a map characteristic on the example of two maps of human migration. From this viewpoint the literature study has been performed. Proposed by the author the features of cartographic visualization are an attempt to establish cartographic pragmatics and find the way to increase effectiveness of dynamic maps with large information capacity. Among the works on cartographic pragmatics, muliaspectuality of spatio-temporal data the proposed solution has not been taken so far, and refers to the map design problematic.


Celem rozważań było podsumowanie wiedzy dotyczącej projektowania dynamicznych opracowań przestrzennych oraz ich klasyfi kacja ze względu na ilość zmiennych grafi cznych oraz dynamicznych, które mogą zostać użyte w procesie geowizualizacji. Zróżnicowanie ilości zmiennych grafi cznych i dynamicznych w przestrzennych wizualizacjach autor proponuje nazywać pojemnością wizualną prezentacji. Autor stawia również hipotezę, że im większą pojemność wizualną stosujemy tym bardziej sugestywne musi być to przestawienie, aby efektywność przekazywania informacji była zachowana

Keywords: information capacity; visual suggestiveness; multiaspectuality of spatiotemporal data; cartographic pragmatics; map design


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About the article

Received: 2014-06-11

Accepted: 2014-09-28

Published Online: 2014-12-17

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Geodesy and Cartography, Volume 63, Issue 2, Pages 147–159, ISSN (Online) 2300-2581, ISSN (Print) 2080-6736, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/geocart-2014-0011.

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