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The role of maps.

Posted by Debora De Freitas at January 19. 2007


Maps are facilitators rather than communicators of
information (Eastman 1985).


Re: The role of maps.

Posted by Anonymous at February 12. 2007

Previously Debora De Freitas wrote:



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Maps are facilitators rather than communicators of

information (Eastman 1985).



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Just back from an interesting Expert Group Meeting on Transparency In Landadministation. One of the comments made by one of the african participants: "make local communities aware of what surveyors can do for their benefit". So, your statement might be right, but is often not perceived as such. "People with maps", in this case surveyors, are to distrusted.

Re: The role of maps.

Posted by Anonymous at March 20. 2007
Yes but an interactive map "GIS map" can be dynamic, intuitive and can can hold far more information than what is just displayed. Reports can be generated from this "facilitated" information to provide the user with more depth in depth information. A database can facilitate information, a map can display that information. A GIS is more than a map and more than just a database, the combination can provide far more information than both alone.
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