عنوان مقاله [English]
How is the relationship between automation and cartography?
What is the effect of automation on cartography?
What is the achievement of automation in cartography?
Each of the human sciences has, through connection with modern technology, made great achievements in terms of ease of use, speed, application, access to great deal of knowledge and vast advances. The science of cartography, influenced by modern technology and automation, has undergone a fundamental change, and has grown in terms of dimensions, scope of influence and number of applications.
The relationship of automation with cartography:
The computer's entry into cartography has found its true form in a 50-year-old process. The first successful attempt to exploit the computer to produce a map goes back to the early 1950s. The utilization of computer techniques in production of cartographic works took place in the mid-1970s, and it reached a stage in the late 1980s that it could replace a large part of classic cartography.