Visual Exploration of Photo-Atlases in SuAVE
The need for mobile, ubiquitous thematic and image-related information in a modern communication society is given and continues to increase. The "Iconic Turn" determines our everyday life and becomes a key channel of our informtion consumption in private and professional matters. This trend also includes thematic photo-atlases, which integrate cartographic and non-cartographic traditions and become a ubiquotous form of moder information representation and exchange. A new application for semiotic analysis, annotation, and sharing of thematic photo-atlases and their collections is based on SuAVE (Survey Analysis via Visual Exploration), a platform that has been used for analysis of surveys and image collection across several disciplines.