• Mikkel Bjørn Aaen
  • Lars Thomas Nielsen
  • Britta Rasmussen
This project focuses on a structured development of the cadastral map with the users´ needs as the main objetive of the development. The cadastral map is now a digital map which has increased its fields of application and made the target group grow bigger. The target group now includes non-professionals in a greater extent than before. When using it, they experience that the cadastral map causes questions of doubt. It is our hypothesis that this is caused by the lack of focus on the content and values of the cadastral map as the form and fields of application have evolved. It could be taken into consideration whether the cadastral map is still functioning properly or if there is room for improvements. This forms the basis of the initial problem that aims to identify the guidelines for the development of the cadastral map and the map’s identity seen from the users´ point of view. The result of the problem identification is that these guidelines do not consider the communication of the map’s content to the users. This results in different perceptions of the map. There is a need for a structured method for cadastral map development. Therefore, we introduce the theory of geocommunication and theory about system development. Both theories present models for structured development of projects. The problem solution describes the processes of the structured development of the cadastral map with respect to the users´ needs in accordance to the model of information design from the theory of geocommunication. This results in a number of descriptions of how the cadastral map domain should be handled with regards to content, form and interaction. The conclusion evaluates the result, the process and the choice of methods and concludes that the model of information design is suitable for structured development of the cadastral map but only for identifiable users. Finally, the perspective of the future of the cadastral map and its justification for existence is discussed.
Publication date2008
Number of pages180
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
ID: 14459123