CARTOGRAPHY ENABLING COMMUNICATION AND DECISIONMAKING IN SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES (ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL) OF TRANSNATIONAL DECLARATIONS, CONVENTIONS, TREATIES, FRAMEWORKS AND DIRECTIVES

https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2017-1-23-19-21

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H. Kremers

CODATA-Germany
Germany
PO Box 200548, 13515 Berlin

Abstract

The role of cartography in multi-national or global programs [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:United_Nations_treaties] operationalization is gaining importance for practical success at an increasing speed. The paradigm change consists mainly in the fact that it is not the final stage of visualization of facts in a sequence of digital information product generation that is the focus of cartographic competence, but instead, communication issues and corresponding decision support is immanent in the complexity of information management in all stages (Strategic Structure, Actor-Specific Requirement Analysis, Specification and System Design, Information Flow and Implementation of Active Processes, Goal Reaching Control and Recursive Guidance). Thus, Cartography is seen as the key information science discipline that enables decision making and goal-reaching control at all levels and stages in the tasks mentioned.

The cartography and geoinformation challenges of massive inter-organizational cooperation are in the adequate highly complex information components operation and real-life application in sustainability enforcement. The main strategic domains to be investigated, developed and implemented are Interoperability and Infrastructures, Analysis for Decision Support, Applied Semiotics, Situation Dynamics and Standards. It is shown that the current inherent information management deficits can be avoided to a high degree by applying and adjusting cartographic methods and technologies for use in the appropriate complexity domains of facts, actors, decisions and actions.

Keywords

Cartographic Information Science and Technology, Interdisciplinarity, Interoperability, Information Infrastructures, Documentation, Analysis, Applied Semiotics, Situation Dynamics, Standards, Information Management Deficits, Challenges.

For citation: Kremers H. CARTOGRAPHY ENABLING COMMUNICATION AND DECISIONMAKING IN SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES (ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL) OF TRANSNATIONAL DECLARATIONS, CONVENTIONS, TREATIES, FRAMEWORKS AND DIRECTIVES. Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2017;23(1):19-21. https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2017-1-23-19-21