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Pucekovic B.,State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia
Kartografija i Geoinformacije

The archetypal Renaissance figure Leonardo da Vinci was truly a universal man (Ital. - uomo universale). There is no area of human activity that failed to attract his attention, or that does not bear a trace of his deliberations. In the field of fine art, Leonardo is famous for his masterpieces: the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper, the Virgin of the Rocks, and other, unfinished works, for example, St. Jerome in theWilderness, and the Adoration of the Magi. He did not leave any works of sculpture, though he did create sketches and drawings. His legacy includes approximately 1 3,000 sheets of notes and drawings of anatomy, architecture, war and flying machines, plants and animals, all annotated in a reversed mirror-script. In his works of art, he brought his compositions to perfection by using the principles of perspective and the techniques of chiaroscuro and sfumato. Leonardo designed war machines and produced several plans and topographical maps for the powerful men of his time, under whose patronage he worked, such as dukes, kings and popes. This article presents a brief account of his most famous cartographical works: the plan of Imola, three topographic maps of Tuscany, the Chiana valley, the Pontine Marshes and western Tuscany, and a world map (Mappa Mundi). Leonardo skilfully made use of his fascination with landscapes, incorporating them as backdrops in his masterpieces. Source

Landek I.,State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia | Marjanovic M.,State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia | Simat I.,State Geodetic Administration of the Republic of Croatia
Kartografija i Geoinformacije

This article describes data models in two European countries and presents the development of the data model in the Republic of Croatia, describing in detail the modified CROTIS 2.0 data model. Denmark and the Netherlands are taken as examples, as they both have basic topographic databases in the scale of 1:1 0 000 and have similar area as the Republic of Croatia. It is assumption that the area of the state influences on the cycles and time needed for the data gathering and editing. The intention was to present how these processes are organised in the European countries that have similar amount of data. TOP1 0DK is a vector topographic base which grew from a topographic maps production base into an original for other spatial registers in Denmark. The second example is Dutch TOP1 0NL, with special reference to its availability to the public through a web-portal. In Croatia, the CROTIS data model started to develop in 1 997 and came into official use in 2000, after which it has been continuously upgraded and improved following developments in technology and, lately, requirements set by the European Union. Interoperability components of the Generic Conceptual Model (GCM) are also described, since meeting their requirements makes it possible to harmonise any data set with INSPIRE. © 2014, Croatian Cartographic Society. All Rights Reserved. Source

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