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By Colette Cauvin, Francisco Escobar, Aziz Serradj(auth.)

This sequence in 3 volumes considers maps as structures because of a couple of successive ameliorations and levels built-in in a logical reasoning and an order of decisions. quantity three is solely keen on the recent techniques on thematic cartography provided by way of the 3 successive revolutions affecting the self-discipline: electronic, multimedia and the web.

Chapter 1 Technological Revolutions and Their Conceptual and sensible results (pages 1–92):
Chapter 2 in the direction of a Spatio?Temporal illustration of Cartographic gadgets (pages 93–153):
Chapter three Thematic Cartography in the Framework of recent Paradigms (pages 155–210):

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Maps needed to take account of these changes and, whoever the intended recipient might be, it was now indispensable for geographical information to be diffused in an attractive and intuitive manner, to enable it to be rapidly and easily understood. There was therefore a need to make use of new tools, well-articulated with each other, that made it possible to obtain a “multimedia” map, both efficient and attractive; with numerous possibilities, adaptable according to the recipient. ” [DRA 00]. Each tool was to have its own specific function, according to the criteria linked to the topic in question and the aim, but their well-used complementary nature enabled a satisfactory result to be reached, enriching and increasing the information available by combining different media [DRA 00].

A component intrinsically linked to multimedia: interactivity Interactivity is a term that is widely used in all domains, particularly in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), which is a driving force in establishing a positive connotation. Already in use well before the advent of computer science, this word has been employed with various different meanings, but always with a link to communication: interactivity between students and teachers, lessons, meetings, exchanges. This unfailing presence of communication in interactivity still remains.

3. Modifications to semiotic, printing and display transformations The consequences of the digital revolution on these two stages (T4 and T5) are more recent (except where printing is concerned). They are linked to the development of screens and the Internet, and consequently, to the virtual predominance of display over printing. 2: the ability to produce animations, intervene in a document thanks to the interactivity, make new use of signs by bringing in physical senses other than simply sight, entirely altering the design of this stage.

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