Clutter and Map Legibility in Automated Cartography: A Research Agenda

  title={Clutter and Map Legibility in Automated Cartography: A Research Agenda},
  author={Guillaume Touya and Charlotte Hoarau and Sidonie Christophe},
  journal={Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization},
  pages={198 - 207}
  • G. TouyaC. HoarauS. Christophe
  • Published 8 December 2016
  • Geography, Computer Science
  • Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization
Abstract:The clutter effect occurs when there is an excessive amount of information in a map or when this information is disorganized. Measurement of clutter is essential to improve the quality of outputs produced using automated cartographic systems. This paper reviews some existing methods for measuring clutter from different research communities, highlighting the lack of suitable methods for use in automated map design. Three use cases are presented to show what kind of clutter measures are… 

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