SEMANTICS OF THE MAP


UCAR D.

CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL, vol.29, no.2, pp.151-153, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/caj.1992.29.2.151
  • Title of Journal : CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-153

Abstract

A map has long been considered to be a legitimate communication medium, made by the cartographer for different map users. Valuable contributions to the scientific fundamentals of cartography should be expected from the critical investigation of communication aspects of the map, particularly map signs. This article first attempts to analyse the signs used in cartographic communication from the point of view of semiotics - especially semantics - then redefines the map, our communication tool, under its ascertained characteristics.