Geografie 1999, 104, 231-242

Cartographical Tools of Geographical Information Systems

Vít Voženílek

Katedra geografie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UP, tř. Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czechia

The paper examines the problems of cartographical capabilities of geographical information systems. These capabilities are assessed by several criteria. In addition the process of representation of real phenomena in digital ways is presented. The set of cartographical criteria is used to classify GIS products for their use in practical cartographical applications.