عنوان مقاله [English]
Based on initial architecture, the World Wide Web is a collection of human knowledge that allows users to exchange ideas and suggestions among distant places.
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are in the early stages of development, considering the characteristics of spatial and geographical information. Currently, the Web provides access to various forms of land features’ information in the form of maps, aerial and satellite imagery, sound and text, so that they can be linked to other related information. The World Wide Web is also designed to connect any land feature’s information to that of other land features. As a result, the Web has the potential for ease of change in cartography and GIS through three basic mechanisms:
1 - By increasing its application in mapping and GIS and providing greater access to tools and data,
2. By combining non-spatial information technology, GIS and production of combined maps (spatial and non-spatial), and
3. By establishing a virtual world and testing models and visualization that should be designed, analyzed and interpretable.