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Foundations of the morphography of cartographical symbols

In: Geografický časopis, vol. 40, no. 1-2
Ján Pravda
Rok, strany: 1988, 62 - 82
Jazyk: eng
Typ dokumentu: článok/journal
O článku:
Semiology as the general theory of symbols does not inquire into principles in forming the symbols in details, namely for the individual spheres of their application. Linguistics by itself has worked out a systematics of verbal symbols in the form of a lexicon, morphology, syntax and style. Similarly cartography must solve by itself the organization of its own symbolic representation. In investigating this problem we can go out from morphographic symptoms of cartographic symbols, which form logically closed Systems on the individual maps or their series and sets. Each cartographical symbol from such a system may be examined as a graphical and meaningful compound word – a syntagma (cartosyntagma) – consisting of such a number of graphic elements, that also the meaning designed by symbol consists of. It means that within a cartographical symbols one can abstract out a graphical invariant, morphemes and graphemes including graphical motives and graphematic spaces. From these elements, on the basis of different connection of submeanings various new symbol may be formed (or their various modifications derived) by means of morphographical operations, namely affixation, conjugation, rotation, convertation specular, positive-negative one), mutation (colour, outline), pretexation, sublinearization, magnification, distribution, screening, penetration and complementation.
Ako citovať:
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Pravda, J. 1988. Foundations of the morphography of cartographical symbols. In Geografický časopis, vol. 40, no.1-2, pp. 62-82. 0016-7193.

Pravda, J. (1988). Foundations of the morphography of cartographical symbols. Geografický časopis, 40(1-2), 62-82. 0016-7193.
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Geografický ústav SAV/Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences