Using modern technologies to create an electronic atlas of the administrative district

https://doi.org/10.35595/2414-9179-2021-2-27-89-101

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About the Authors

Anastasia W. Grushina

State University of Land Management, Faculty of Land Management,
15 Kazakova Str., 105064, Moscow, Russia;
E-mail: gruschina_n@mail.ru

Sergey A. Teslenok

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University,
68 Bolshevistskaya Str., Saransk 430005, Republic of Mordovia, Russia;
E-mail: teslserg@mail.ru

Anton P. Mushtaykin

National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University,
68 Bolshevistskaya Str., Saransk 430005, Republic of Mordovia, Russia;
E-mail: anton169@mail.ru

Abstract

The electronic version of the atlas significantly increases the importance and role of the information product as a prototype of the necessary component of the information technology infrastructure.

The most important role in the development of electronic atlases is played by modern information technology. But they are often used to create specialized cartographic material, which accounts for large administrative units: countries and regions. At the same time, smaller entities, such as administrative districts, which are also important for economic, scientific, and educational activities, are often unfairly ignored.

The article discusses the features and results of the development and creation of an innovative information product—an electronic atlas for the territory of the Tengushevsky district of the Republic of Mordovia. The relevance of this work is obvious, since a variety of cartographic and reference material has been accumulated, which needs to be systematized and visualized. The material on electronic maps and atlases was studied, source data and software were selected, a set of GIS spatial data was formed for mapping purposes, and data was collected into a single source visualized in a standard Internet browser. As the main software for creating the cartographic basis of the future atlas, the program was chosen as ArcGIS, for the design part—CorelDRAW, and for compiling the pages of the local database—Notepad++.

The result of the work was an electronic atlas of the administrative district, integrating data obtained from various sources using the capabilities of GIS technologies in a format that allowed them to be successfully transferred to an online portal. The proposed technological scheme can serve as a guide for creating similar information products for other administrative districts.

Keywords

electronic atlas, electronic map, mapping, GIS technologies, atlas program, database, software, graphic editor, internet site, administrative district.

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For citation: Grushina A.W., Teslenok S.A., Mushtaykin A.P. Using modern technologies to create an electronic atlas of the administrative district InterCarto. InterGIS. GI support of sustainable development of territories: Proceedings of the International conference. Moscow: MSU, Faculty of Geography, 2021. V. 27. Part 2. P. 89–101. DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2021-2-27-89-101 (In Russian)