Presentation of a Cartosemiotic Glossary

Hansgeorg Schlichtmann (Regina, Canada) & Alexander Wolodtschenko(Dresden, Germany)


The cartosemiotic vocabulary is an important part of modern cartographic terminology. The paper introduces a draft version of a glossary of cartosemiotics, which is a project of the ICA Commission on Theoretical Cartography. Entries include selected general terms of cartography and semiotics, items relating to the field of cartosemiotics as a whole, and terms which pertain specifically to map language. The draft glossary is intended to contain 60 to 70 entries (keywords with definitions and comments), among them some longer essays. The text, written in English, is complemented by an alphabetic index in English, German, and Russian.


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