Digital cartography utilizes computer technology to create maps that consist of several features such as zooming options, hyperlinks and roller information. This technology uses compass as well as magnetic storage devices for the creation and storage of digital maps.
The entire process of digital cartography and computer mapping tools became popular in the 20th century with the easy availability of different computer peripherals such as printers, scanners, monitors and plotters. It was ably supported with the latest computer programs for accurate image visualization and processing, database management and proper spatial analysis. Sophisticated digital maps with improved features for different industries became possible with the use of this technology.
Digital cartography can benefit your businesses in multiple ways:
* Travel agents can benefit a lot from the use of digital cartography. You can easily inform the tourists regarding the best deals on hotels, special offers and discounts on airfares, and the most convenient option to reach a specific location.
In a nutshell, we can say that Digital maps are a useful and interactive tool for the dissemination of multi-faceted information.
Cartography can be defined as the art and science of map making. There was a time when paper printed two dimensional maps were used for the purpose of reference and education. Advancement in digital technology lead to a major change in computer mapping tools. This process created digital maps that consisted of many interactive features such as hyperlinks, clickable icons, rollover information box and zooming. These three dimensional and dynamic maps serve as a useful guide for the distribution of multifaceted information through various interactive features. You can access this map from any handheld digital device like tablet or smartphone. It can be useful when one is lost and needs to find his way back home. It can also assist visitors in finding your branch office locations or to potential clients in locating your stall in an exhibition.
A digital map can be shared in different industry standard file formats for ex Vector export formats and Image export formats: