It is argued in this paper that the potential for a "distributed cartography' where the user has the ability to produce maps using a micro-computer has been considerably advanced by three specific technological advances: the development of a new, much more powerful generation of microcomputers; the development of new storage devices such as compact optical discs; and the development of cheap laser printers. Together these are creating a desk top publishing capability which includes the possibility of publishing maps. -from Author

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Journal International Yearbook of Cartography
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Taylor, D.R. (1987). New methods and technologies in cartography: the Digital World Atlas. International Yearbook of Cartography, 27, 219–224.