Using grids in maps

Alexander Klippel, Lars Kulik

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Our approach aims at a general description that is common to all types of grids used in diagrammatic representations despite their individual differences. Based on our analysis, we specify different types of spatial knowledge and single out in which way a particular type of grid represents a particular type of spatial knowledge. This specification identifies the various contributions of grids to diagrammatic representations. It turns out that grids in maps and especially in schematic maps have two complementary functions. First, they enable inferences that are not possible using only the spatial map features. Second, they provide additional design freedom, as important information that is not represented in the schematic map itself, can be encoded in the grid structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTheory and Application of Diagrams - 1st International Conference, Diagrams 2000
EditorsMichael Anderson, Peter Cheng, Volker Haarslev
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)3540679154, 9783540679158
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Event1st International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams, Diagrams 2000 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 1 2000Sep 3 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams, Diagrams 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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