The Basics and Applications of Cartographic Visualization

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Dr. Azhar Hussein Razouki


The human visual system is well-known for being one of the most powerful processing systems. What happens when you combine technologies like image processing, computer graphics, animation, simulation, multimedia and virtual reality graphics, which have been developed with the help of computer hardware and software because of their ability to present information in new ways, generate new patterns, and provide a broader understanding and awareness. Furthermore, it is capable of resolving challenges related to cartographic visualization. It highlights the method of signing geospatial data, as well as addressing ever more complex issues that have emerged with the emergence of new needs when mapping to increase the opportunities for understanding, exploring, analyzing and transmitting information. Over the last decade, cartographic visualization has developed and improved. It is now the visualization time to assess this progress and focus on defining a future vision for cartographic visualization. By  the electronic revolution and the introduction of technology and computer programs into geographical studies, the outputs of these programs were of a high degree of precision and clarity in terms of description, analysis, and representation of all geographical data, whether natural or human. As a result, cartographic visualization methods grew more realistic and acceptable by reflecting the map reader's right vision, which provides a clear and exact picture of everything that can be represented and obtained from geographical data.

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