THE CULTURAL NETWORKS OF EUROPE TOWARDS
1 - President of Hellenic Cartographic Society, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Cartography, P.O. Box 439, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Networks of several kinds are produced or organized in order to satisfy the requirements of new ways of presentation which serves the clientele.
Transportation, Energy, Communication of settlements, Metropoles, Technopoles networks offer recently a challenge to the traditional network mapping.
The European Continent, rich and prosperous in cultural heritage and events, seems to be a relevant geographical unit for such an effort.
of the cultural networks in
In a set of thematic maps and cartograms we will try to show poles and axes, define centres and peripheries in order to assimilate the European integrity and diversification in culture and civilization.
museums, theatres, cinemas as well as cultural cities, Eurocities and other
topics will compose the cultural puzzle of points, lines and surfaces of the
final dynamic thematic cultural map of