Maps

Maps

Central element

  • Topographical maps
    • Physical maps
    • Land-use maps
  • Thematical Maps
    • Economical maps
    • Routeing, orientation maps and hiking maps
    • Schematic maps
  • From local to global scale
  • Products mainly in digital form

Methods

  • Software
    • Main tool: Open Source GIS (Geographic Information System) QGIS
    • Open programming tool R e.g. to produce certain grid maps
    • Inkscape, for symbol editing
  • Data sources
    • Analogue maps
    • Existing issue-specific digital maps and aerial images
    • Open source geographic data
  • Evaluation of source data
  • Transformation of existing analogue maps into digital maps (georeferencing & digitization)
  • Raster or vector (polygon) layers
  • Creation of elaborate map layouts