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Cartographic Symbology for Crisis Mapping: A Comparative Study †

Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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extended conference paper from GI4DM 2019.
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(3), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9030142
Received: 23 January 2020 / Revised: 17 February 2020 / Accepted: 27 February 2020 / Published: 28 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue GI for Disaster Management)
Cartographic symbols on crisis maps serve as means of depicting information about the position, properties, and/or numerical values of objects, phenomena or actions specific to crisis mapping. Many crisis cartographic visualisations require simple, clear, categorised and visually organised symbols that can be easily read and understood by a wide range of crisis map users. Cartographic symbol sets for crisis mapping depend on effective graphic design, good availability (sharing and promotion, dissemination and promulgation) and standardisation (ensuring the general and repeatable use of map symbols). In this research, our aim was to examine the extent of these challenges in current cartographic symbology for crisis mapping. Through a comparative study of prominent symbol sets, we analysed efforts invested so far and proposed future directions. The results of this study may be of assistance in understanding less unified or coherent symbologies currently in use, or in revising or amplifying existing sets for future publication. View Full-Text
Keywords: cartographic symbols; map symbology; crisis map; comparative analysis; taxonomy; graphic design; availability; promulgation; sharing; standardisation cartographic symbols; map symbology; crisis map; comparative analysis; taxonomy; graphic design; availability; promulgation; sharing; standardisation
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Kuveždić Divjak, A.; Đapo, A.; Pribičević, B. Cartographic Symbology for Crisis Mapping: A Comparative Study. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 142. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9030142

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Kuveždić Divjak A, Đapo A, Pribičević B. Cartographic Symbology for Crisis Mapping: A Comparative Study. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2020; 9(3):142. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9030142

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Kuveždić Divjak, Ana, Almin Đapo, and Boško Pribičević. 2020. "Cartographic Symbology for Crisis Mapping: A Comparative Study" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9, no. 3: 142. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9030142

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