About the book
Multimedia Cartography provides extensive coverage to the advancements in multimedia mapping and interactive visualization. The adoption of sophisticated computerized mapping systems has contributed significantly to cartography and has brought many issues, as well. From issues like understanding human factors associated with advanced interfaces and displays, to issues related to symbolization and interactive rendering of maps, which has gained more attention from interdisciplinary research domains. Crowdsourcing mapping and the usability of mobile handheld devices has also brought many new issues to multimedia mapping. Issues of animation and overlaying large volumes of data over the web is standardized and it helps the user community to make the most of multimedia maps. Elements of cartographic design for a specific user community that addresses multisource data and information, such as nautical charts and maritime security displays have provided more challenges and opportunities for cartographic design professionals as well as for computing professionals, including addressing the complexity of Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS). This book provides a new addition to the cartography and mapping community by synthesizing different ongoing research trends to the benefit of cartographic design and mapping, moving from the traditional thematic mapping to crowdsourced mapping and display systems. The idea behind this book is to gather a group of dedicated researchers working in this important theme to share their findings and views in multimedia cartography, in the age of online mapping.