Geospatial big data and cartography : research challenges and opportunities for making maps that matter
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Geospatial big data present a new set of challenges and opportunities for cartographic researchers in technical, methodological, and artistic realms. New computational and technical paradigms for cartography are accompanying the rise of geospatial big data. Additionally, the art and science of cartography needs to focus its contemporary efforts on work that connects to outside disciplines and is grounded in problems that are important to humankind and its sustainability. Following the development of position papers and a collaborative workshop to craft consensus around key topics, this article presents a new cartographic research agenda focused on making maps that matter using geospatial big data. This agenda provides both long-term challenges that require significant attention as well as short-term opportunities that we believe could be addressed in more concentrated studies.
Robinson , A C , Demsar , U , Moore , A B , Buckley , A , Jiang , B , Field , K , Kraak , M-J , Camboim , S P & Sluter , C R 2017 , ' Geospatial big data and cartography : research challenges and opportunities for making maps that matter ' International Journal of Cartography , vol. 3 , no. Supl. 1 , pp. 32-60 . https://doi.org/10.1080/23729333.2016.1278151
International Journal of Cartography
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