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The comparative analysis of selected interactive data presentation techniques on the example of the land use structure in the commune of Tomice

., Heer J., 2011, D 3 data-driven documents . “IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics” Vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 2301–2309. Bryant N., Wildfire J., 2016, Webcharts – A Web-based charting library for custom interactive data visualization . “Journal of Open Research Software” Vol. 4, no. 1, p. 29. DOI: . Chhabra M.N., 2012, Introduction to adhoc testing . “International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research” Vol. 1, no. 7, pp. 66–67. ElTayeby O. John D., Patel P., Simmerman S., 2013, Comparative

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Spatial data processing for the purpose of video games


Advanced terrain models are currently commonly used in many video/computers games. Professional GIS technologies, existing spatial datasets and cartographic methodology are more widely used in their development. This allows for achieving a realistic model of the world. On the other hand, the so-called game engines have very high capability of spatial data visualization. Preparing terrain models for the purpose of video games requires knowledge and experience of GIS specialists and cartographers, although it is also accessible for non-professionals. The authors point out commonness and variety of use of terrain models in video games and the existence of a series of ready, advanced tools and procedures of terrain model creating. Finally the authors describe the experiment of performing the process of data modeling for “Condor Soar Simulator”.

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From cartography of the Universe to molecular cartography – the use of map projections


Map projections are very important in the compilation of various types of maps and spatial databases. Geographical information systems provide their users with the significant opportunities in the choice of map projections, coordinate systems, their definitions and transitions between them. The role of map projection can be considered depending on an objective, for which a map has to be used, user of this map and a form of its publication. The Internet, mobile devices and GIS caused that the map projections are used for two main purposes: data visualization and performing of calculations and analyses. The role of map projections is still important, despite the changes occurring in cartography. The rules for the applications of map projections developed over the centuries are still valid. However, the new rules resulting from the new functions of map projections are also created. The aim of this article, that is the author’s overview of map projections, is to illustrate the broad spectrum of applications for the map projections.

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Relief visualization techniques using free and open source GIS tools

−479. Doneus M., 2013, Openness as a visualization technique for interpretative mapping of airborne LiDAR derived digital terrain models. “Remote Sensing” Vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 6427−6442. Doneus M., Kühteiber T., 2013, Airborne laser scanning and archaeological interpretation – bringing back the people. In: Opitz R., Cowley D. Interpreting Archaeological Topography: Lasers, 3D Data, Visualisation and Observation . Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books, pp. 32−50. Drachal J., 2017, Combined shading used for small scale photographic maps. “Unbounded Mapping of Mountains

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