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Analyzing Newspaper Maps for Earthquake News through Cartographic Approach

Geomatics Engineering Dept., Civil Engineering Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Istanbul 34469, Turkey
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(5), 235; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8050235
Received: 14 November 2018 / Revised: 10 April 2019 / Accepted: 5 May 2019 / Published: 21 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Human-Centered Geovisual Analytics and Visuospatial Display Design)
This study focuses on newspaper maps, which have an important role in conveying spatial information to newspaper readers. Maps and map-like items in the main Turkish newspapers within a certain period were evaluated in regard to the scope of the study. A database was constructed to organize the collected data and conduct the analysis. In addition to cartographic and thematic analyses, the database allows “georeferencing” to be conducted as well. However, the current study focused on the cartographic and thematic properties of these maps. Their deficiencies were identified from a cartographic perspective and with that, the parts of newspapers that maps are mostly included in were investigated, and we aimed to identify the topics and events that increase map usage in newspapers. For this purpose, maps of earthquake-related news were evaluated as a case study to show some spatial and thematic determinations. Thus, the contribution of newspapers to spatial thinking abilities and geographic knowledge of the readers was evaluated by cartographers. The study proves the importance of cartography in spreading knowledge through maps in newspapers. This opens up new possibilities for future studies to develop a different cartographic perspective on map usage and improve the geographic knowledge of newspaper readers. View Full-Text
Keywords: cartography; journalistic cartography; map use; cognition; communication; newspapers cartography; journalistic cartography; map use; cognition; communication; newspapers
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Sarın, P.; Uluğtekin, N. Analyzing Newspaper Maps for Earthquake News through Cartographic Approach. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 235. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8050235

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Sarın P, Uluğtekin N. Analyzing Newspaper Maps for Earthquake News through Cartographic Approach. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2019; 8(5):235. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8050235

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Sarın, Pınar; Uluğtekin, Necla. 2019. "Analyzing Newspaper Maps for Earthquake News through Cartographic Approach" ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 8, no. 5: 235. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8050235

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