Reality in time-scale systems and cartographic representation

Zhilin Li

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This paper is an attempt to provide a view point for the formalisation of knowledge in cartographic representation. What is supposed to be reality in the world is dependent on time and scale. So, there are different levels of reality, from low to high. Cartographic representation is a graphical record of reality at a particular location in the time-scale system. The problem of the transformation of reality in both scale and time dimensions in this time-scale system is also briefly discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-51
Number of pages2
JournalCartographic Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes


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