CARTOGRAPHIC SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT “ATLAS OF THE RESETTLEMENT OF PEOPLES IN RUSSIA”

https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2017-1-23-70-81

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About the Authors

V. S. Belozyorov

North Caucasus Federal University
Russian Federation

Department of social and economic geography, Geoinformatics and tourism,

355000, Stavropol, Pushkin st, 1

A. A. Cherkasov

North Caucasus Federal University
Russian Federation

Department of social and economic geography, Geoinformatics and tourism,

355000, Stavropol, Pushkin st, 1

V. V. Chikhichin

North Caucasus Federal University
Russian Federation

Department of social and economic geography, Geoinformatics and tourism,

355000, Stavropol, Pushkin st, 1

N. A. Shсhitova

North Caucasus Federal University
Russian Federation

Department of social and economic geography, Geoinformatics and tourism,

355000, Stavropol, Pushkin st, 1

Abstract

Historically, Russia is a multinational state, which is currently home to more than 190 nations. On this subject much has been said and written, both by scientists and managers, but an effective mechanism of constructive intercultural dialogue has not worked out. It is obvious that the most important element of state policy in this area should be scientific, and therefore the most objective, study of ethnic processes from different points of view, including under the gaze of the geographer and cartographer, who not only verbally, but also visually answer the question “Where does one or another people live?”.

Thereby, the article presents a project called “The Atlas of the Resettlement of Peoples in Russia”, which systemizes a complex of knowledge about the features of the settlement of peoples in Russia in the second half of the 20th century in beginning of the 21st century in the form of a complex of maps, various graphic materials and analytical texts. The work was prepared by the team of authors in the North Caucasus Federal University, on the basis of the laboratory of population and GIS technologies. The article describes the method of creating an atlas, the features of preparing cartographic scenes. Mapping and graphic themes are presented in detail. In general, the Atlas covers all peoples residing in the Russian Federation. The storyline is built in such a way that at first the reader gets acquainted with national trends and characteristics, then exploring the spatial and numerical characteristics of the ethnic groups residing in the country from the most numerous to the smallest in number. A separate section is devoted to the analysis of ethnic structure of the regions of the country. This work will be useful for specialists dealing with the problems of population in Russia and a wide range of readers.

Keywords

atlas, mapping of ethnic processes, GIS-technologies.

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For citation: Belozyorov V.S., Cherkasov A.A., Chikhichin V.V., Shсhitova N.A. CARTOGRAPHIC SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT “ATLAS OF THE RESETTLEMENT OF PEOPLES IN RUSSIA”. Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2017;23(1):70-81. https://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2017-1-23-70-81