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Tematikus térképek harmonizálása az Európai Unión belül - Környezetértékelı európai típustérkép kialakítása : Környezetértékelı európai típustérkép kialakítása

Abstract : Water, which is one of our most important natural resources, stops at neither political nor artificial boundaries. This is why it is necessary to treat it globally instead of the present situation, where water is managed nationally and regionally. A possible solution for this is an international unified water management system, and effective information is a key requirement for this to happen. Maps contain visual information which is independent of language, and map visualization is an important tool of communication. Therefore I have been comparing two European Union countries (France and Hungary) to understand the processes of map communication in relation to EU regulations. The first objective of my research has been the examination of how far the harmonization of map communication has been achieved in the European directives, particularly concerning water-related directives. Secondly, to the extent that harmonization has not occurred, I have investigated into the reasons why this has happened and whether there are any solutions to this issue. Effectiveness of map-based communication is closely related to uniform data systematization. This is why I have endeavored to discover and develop a harmonizationhelping system for visualization. Finally, I have examined whether, in this legally-regulated research environment, there is the possibility of innovative rather than traditional map representations. As results I gave an overview of the European directives and projects, and I examined the relations between them. At the same time I determined the role of the cartographer concerning the directives. I created an examining system based on the rules of the French and Hungarian thematic cartography. I made certain that the directives are necessary but not sufficient conditions of harmonized map communication. The necessary condition of this is a uniform and harmonized system of thematic data. I verified that the maps created by existing processes do not meet the claims of the three different user circles aimed at by the WFD. I created my own communicative model for maps associated with water after studying Robinson-Petchenik-and Kolácný’s communicative models. I took into consideration every element of map-forming, which may have an influence on the decision made based on the map. I developed innovative prototypes for certain types of WFD maps to the general public and decision-makers.
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Vanda Zs­ófia Turczi. Tematikus térképek harmonizálása az Európai Unión belül - Környezetértékelı európai típustérkép kialakítása : Környezetértékelı európai típustérkép kialakítása. Geography. Université d'Orléans, 2012. Hungarian. ⟨NNT : 2012ORLE1123⟩. ⟨tel-00747422⟩



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