The use of computers in Third World countries can be difficult and expensive and problems exist of a technical, political and socio-economic nature which are different from those found in the North American context. These general problems have hindered the effective introduction of computer-assisted cartography in developing nations. The advent of the microcomputer is radically altering this situation and as a result new opportunities exist. This paper describes the MIGS system and considers its utility in a Third World context.-Authors

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Prashker, S, & Taylor, D.R. (1983). MIGS: a microcomputer mapping system for cartography in developing nations. Proc. 6th international symposium on automated cartography. Vol 1, Ottawa, October 1983, 480–487.