Digital cartography for your project
Years ago, this art was made by hand, the different freehand maps were drawn and created on paper, meticulously with an indisputable quality. Today the situation is different, digital cartography for your project is just one click away.
Thanks to Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems, it is possible to encode, manage and map variables and spatial entities. All this allows to cover more spaces and be more specific.
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What is digital cartography?
Digital cartography is in charge of graphically representing maps, using computer technology as a complement to make them more specific and explicit.
This type of cartography is supported by Geographic Information Systems. These systems are designed to manage and encode certain variables. In turn, they provide geospatial data, making use of a series of resources such as:
- Statistical applications
- Design programs
Similarly, these systems use automated mapping and remote sensing elements.
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How does it work?
Digital cartography works through Geographic Information Systems that are currently used as tools to explore the world and understand many territorial dynamics. It should be noted that the use of this type of cartography has certain benefits that facilitate and allow the work to be carried out in a broad way.
New sources of information make it possible to reduce project execution time. In other words, today it takes less time to move from the planning stage of a project to an operational database.
In addition to the aforementioned, digital cartography and its characteristics allow to make the work less laborious. With the geometric treatment of the information, the processes are much easier and more manipulable.
In addition to this we have that in this type of cartography, it is even possible to output data from the maps to other necessary tools.
Elements of digital cartography
There are certain elements that make up digital cartography based on the tasks that are carried out through it. With this, it is possible to organize exactly the various contents of a territory according to different points of view. Such cartographic components are:
- The scale
To visually represent the world you must reduce the size of things. Depending on the scale used, the distances that generally represent kilometers will be measured on smaller scales such as centimeters or millimeters, thus building an equivalence criterion.
- The parallels
The planet is cartographically divided into two, the parallels and the meridians. That is why in digital cartography these lines are represented parallel to the imaginary horizontal axis. These divide the globe into climatic bands, based on two lines known as the tropics of cancer and of capricorn.
- The meridians
The meridians as we mentioned make up another cartographic part. These cross the parallels in a perpendicular way, being the central or Greenwich meridian, the one that passes through the Royal Observatory of England in Greenwich, London, and that theoretically coincides with the axis of rotation of the Earth.
- Geographic coordinates
These geographic coordinates are created by the crossing of parallels and meridians, and represent a positioning. For the systems used in digital cartography, the coordinates are of utmost importance because a certain position is traced in these.
The set of these elements creates a complete map that considers each of the details for best results.
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