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Atlaskartosemiotik: neue Möglichkeiten und Lösungen [Atlas cartosemiotics: new approaches and answers]

Author(s): Alexander Wolodtschenko

Journal: Meta-Carto-Semiotics
ISSN 1868-1387

Volume: 3;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: cartosemiotics | atlas cartosemiotics | minidisplay atlases | meta-variables

Atlas cartosemiotics as a part of applied cartosemiotics is a new integrative research area with a mapsign related background, combining cartographic and non-cartographic traditions (geography, informatics, arts, history, medical science, etc. ). This article aims to present various new and attractive approaches of using the idea of atlases on mobile devices (e.g. quantitative and analytical comparing descriptions; semiotic atlas architecture based on meta-variables like text, image and map; mini-display atlases with three viewing displays (3VD) on mobile devices featuring 3-4 inch touchscreens). User oriented knowledge production is a main challenge for the 21st century where real and virtual spaces on mobile multimedia devices will play a major role. Students and young people (“digital generation”) already show increasing interest in these technologies. But where can they learn the languages of digital maps, images, atlases and geoportals? To answer this question, atlas-cartosemiotic (atlassemiotic) lectures are proposed in order to build an interface between the various research areas of the faculties of geosciences.

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