Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 1994, Vol. 49 ›› Issue (s1): 625-632.doi: 10.11821/xb1994S1006

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THE DEVELOPING TREND OF CARTOGRAPHY IN THE 1990’ S AND ITS PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

Liao Ke   

  1. The committee of Cartography and Geographical Information System,Geographical Society of China, Beijing 100101
  • Online:1994-12-15 Published:1994-12-15

Abstract: This paper systematically discusses the developing trend of the international cartography,the newest progress of cartography in Cina and the prospects for the future. The developing trend mainly includes: Thematic mapping is further developing, computer mapping is already widely used in the map production and electronic maps are quickly popularized. Cartography,remote sensing and GIS are combined together to form an integrated scientific and technological system. The integration of computer mapping and the electronic publishing production system changes the traditional procedure of map design and map production. After analyzing the progress and achievement of cartography of China, the prospects for the future are proposed as follows: Thematic mapping develops futher more. Cartography, remote sensing and GIS combine bine togather. Further widen the application area of map products, increase new kinds of maps, and enhance the research of basic theory and application principles of cartography,remote sensing and GIS.

Key words: Cartography, Thematic mapping, Computer Mapping