Map output format from GIS: Optimising visual quality of paper and electronic atlases

Naresh Kumar, Ian S. Evans

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Abstract

Because of lower cost and higher quality, softcopy output files provide a better solution than hardcopy for the reproduction of graphic images. Different file formats (VCGL, HPGL, EPSF, CGM) available with ARC/INFO GIS were examined. EPSF provided the best visual quality and is recommended for hardcopy reproduction. Sometimes, there may be loss of information and visual quality if conversion of graphic images from GIS needs conversion from various other formats. The availability of GIF and JFIF file format with GIS software can help to improve the visual quality of electronic atlases. GIF is recommended for better on-screen quality of graphic images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalCartographic Journal
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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