Atalay H., Uluğtekin N. N., Bektaş Balçık F.

8th International Conference on Cartography and GIS, Nessebar, Bulgaria, 14 - 19 June 2021, pp.155-163 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Nessebar
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-163
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Today, with the increasing data volume coming from different sources, the data and information shared with the citizens have also increased. Municipalities, public institutions, and organizations share a huge volume of data and big data and information with citizens. Sharing the information and knowledge needed by citizens is an issue that is worked on jointly by different science and social science disciplines. Although technological and scientific developments have increased, the cartographic geovisualization part is not concerned enough. To consider the geovisualization part, one should examine the geospatial data. First of all, it is necessary to consider with a cartographic approach in which data will be used and visualized to create the earth's reality. Thematic cartography offers the opportunity to examine single/multiple phenomena and also the relationship of various phenomena with each other. Due to carto-democracy, anyone can produce maps with inaccurate cartographic design. That's why poor maps can mislead citizens and decision-makers. This problem arises in the information-sharing service of smart cities. To prevent this problem, in the case of smart city services and relations should be created in a GIS environment. At the same time, the cartographic geovisualization of these services should be considered. Smart city services are related to smart economy, smart people, smart living, smart mobility, smart environment and smart governance. In this study, all mentioned smart city services and their components are integrated. As a case study, based on a designed epidemic scenario, necessary service components and relationships are created and alternative cartographic geovisualization solutions will be discussed.