Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2001, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (7s): 78-85.doi: 10.11821/xb20017s012

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Design and Implementation of Chinese Digital City Atlas

ZHANG Zhong, ZHANG Yan, LIU Ji-rong   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2001-06-10 Revised:2001-07-10 Online:2001-12-25 Published:2001-12-25
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 498017;Knowledge Innovation Item of CAS , No. CXIOG-D001-01


In this article, the purpose for designing the Chinese Digital City Atlas is introduced, then the market future of the atlas is described. The design and implementation of Chinese Digital City Atlas can be divided into the following parts: data gathering, geocoding, map digitalization, software system designing, map editing and integrating and map explorer designing. A new approach for atlas compiling is introduced.

Key words: digital city, geocoding, map, visualization