Towards a cartosemiotic competence and knowledge

Alexander Wolodtschenko (Dresden)

The modern society needs on diverse cartographic and map-like products in analogic and digital form. For modern cartography, the key role plays its competence into spatial visualization. But in the background of this development the cartosemiotics (subdisciplin of cartography) has an important position.

The main issue of cartosemiotics is an acquisition of new spatial knowledge or revitalization of forgotten spatial information of cartographic and map-like products (or models). Some questions concerning cartosemiotic competence and knowledge will be discussed in this paper.


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