Metricity and visualization means of dynamic cartographic images
Creation of animated cartographic images has led to the introduction of dynamic graphical variables. It means that all static graphic variables acquired another time dimension. Animations make possible changes in shape and size of the object, the color and its saturation, the internal structure and position of the symbol on the map. The most frequent animations are the ones that show:
The design of dynamic mapping symbols is being actively developed at the intersection of cartographic semiotics and computer design technologies domains.
It is well-known that dynamics is inherent in every geographical object, process, phenomenon and affects their interrelation. Mapping the dynamics of phenomena and processes reflects their origin, development, change in time and space. For this purpose (of mapping the dynamics) are used the following basic cartographic approaches:
The combination of the first two approaches is used quite often. The creation of dynamic maps in some cases provides the possibility of their comparison, and the development of series of approved maps does not exclude introducing of dynamic characteristics in each map. Depending on the purpose of the dynamic map and the goals of the research, which are visualized by different kinds of cartographic dynamics, are used different mapping approaches, different ways of cartographic depiction of the mapping objects dynamics.
As it is known from the theory of cartography, one of the properties of the map is its metricity, which helps to determine the differences of objects in various units of measurement. Such measuring and comparing actions can be made when evaluating the characteristics of mapping objects with practical research purpose. On the map can be shown the following metric characteristics of objects:
Key words: metricity, animated cartography, dynamic objects, visualization means.
Received at editorial November 11, 2018
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