Geografie 1999, 104, 221-230

Trends in Cartography

Milan Konečný1, Vít Voženílek2

1Laboratoř geoinformatiky a kartografie, katedra geografie, Přírodovědecká fakulta MU, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czechia
2Katedra geografie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UP, tř. Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czechia

The end of the 20th century is often labelled as the era of rapid development of information technologies. Nevertheless, maps still rank among chief and most important sources of land information. New technologies include the latest achievements of computer science and telecommunications and allow to link much attribute information to spatial data. New cartographical products emerge. The paper examines the main recent trends within cartography in this stage of development. All trends influence cartographical education, too.