A survey of the visual design of cartographic and other elements of illustrated tourist maps

Mikko Airikka, Masood Masoodian

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    Abstract

    The use of tourist maps has become an important part of many people's travel experiences. Design of tourist maps is far from being a straightforward task-requiring the knowledge of cartography, visual design, and visualization. This is particularly true for Illustrated tourist maps, which are supposed to be easier to understand and use by travelers from different backgrounds due to their use of illustrations for communicating map information. Most such maps, however, are designed for better visual aesthetics than necessarily for more accurate cartographic information. This paper presents a survey of illustrated tourist maps, with the aim of identifying and categorizing their common cartographic and other illustrated elements, as well as the visual styles used to represent those elements, and the functions they provide.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 23rd International Conference in Information Visualization - Part II, IV-2 2019
    EditorsTheodor G Wyeld, Ebad Banissi, Anna Ursyn, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Nuno Datia, Nuno Datia, Muhammad Sarfraz
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages7-13
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728128504
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Information Visualization - Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 16 Jul 201919 Jul 2019
    Conference number: 23
    http://iv.csites.fct.unl.pt/au/

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2019 23rd International Conference in Information Visualization - Part II, IV-2 2019

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Visualization
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityAdelaide
    Period16/07/201919/07/2019
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Cartography
    • Illustrated tourist maps
    • Map elements
    • Map visualizations
    • Tourist maps
    • Visual design

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