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of maps and the appropriate methods of thematic cartography in a single system, requires
more than a comprehensive approach. Higher demands are put on the user's knowledge
because he must be able to select correctly from the proposed system of options.
Despite the complexity of a map-making process the knowledge base of expert system is a
solution how to help primarily non-cartographers in the production of maps according with
the rules of thematic cartography towards to better decisions based on map output.
A great problem for those who tries to develop up-to-date knowledge-based software for
computer mapping is the absence of systematized knowledge concerning building and use
of interactive, dynamic maps. Replacing the human expert by a comprehensive intelligent
system is a highly efficient objective for cartography as a whole. Not only reaching correct
map, but also helping people to make right decisions is a main aim of whole cartography.
Main objective will be to create a user-friendly expert system, simple and so comprehensive
that will allow you to create the correct cartographic map without the need of combining
more software. This software will become a popular tool for the broadest range of users. The
educational potential of intelligent systems allows the extension of expertise among a large
group of non-cartographers. Another advantage of intelligent system is the gradual
insertion of further new expert knowledge of cartography into the knowledge base of expert
system. This will quickly transfer expert knowledge between non-cartographers in the
future. The elimination of the future inexpert and inaccurate maps will be achieved.
The research was supported by the project of the Czech Grant Science Foundation No.
205/09/1159 „Intelligent system for interactive support of thematic map creation“.
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