DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTER BASED CARTOGRAPHIC SYSTEM (CASE STUDY NPC ENUGU). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
This project carries out a study need for the design and implementation of a computer based cartographic system using National population commission as case study.
The researcher attempt to find out an improved method of cartographic drawing and how to automate the process (computerization).
Hindrances encountered in the mammal process that is, old approach of using and papers in drawing maps which could lead to poor representation of graphs, maps, hence the need for a well design and implemented computer based cartographic system arises.
This project computer based cartographic system will also help to keep record of many areas and maps of this country.
BACKGROUND OF THY STUDY
Cartography is study and paractice of making maps or globes. Maps have traditionally been made using pen and paper, but the advent and spread of computers has revolutionized cartography.
Most commercial qualities maps are now made with map making software that falls into one of the three main types, CAD, GIS AND specialized map illustration software.
Maps functions as visualization tolls for spatial data. Spatial data is acquired from measurement and can be stored in a database from which it can be extracted from a variety of purposes. Current trends in this field are moving away from analog methods of map making and towards the creation of increasingly dynamic, interactive maps that can be manipulated digitally.
The cartographic process rest on the premise that the world is measurable and that we can make reliable representations or models of that reality. Map making involve advanced skills and attitudes, particularly the use of symbols to represent certain geographic phenomens, as well as the ability to visualize the world. In an abstract and scaled down form.