Full title:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nTomai E. and Kavouras M., “Mappings between Maps – Association of Different Thematic Contents using Situation Theory”, International Cartographic Conference, A Coruna, Spain, July 9 -16, 2005.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbstract:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe notion of an object bearing information is central to the traditional situation semantics framework. Herein, this notion is extended to the realm of thematic maps as a vehicle for the formalization of their thematic content. Maps are the most acknowledged graphic representations of spatial phenomena. In the light of Situation Theory, we apply its evolution theory; Information Flow, to examine how information between different thematic maps can flow through channels that allow the generation of mappings. This approach views maps as distributed systems with regularities. These distributed systems can be further regarded as classifications in need for semantic interoperability. We therefore, explore the framework of Information Flow Theory, in order to provide a general framework for formalizing the thematic content of maps.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDownload: here