Terminology is a beast: The many names of visualization

Ralph Straumann

Ralph is a world-citizen, a geoinformation specialist by profession, and interested in many topics. Here, he'll confine himself mostly to things geo-visual.

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  1. As a terminologist, I agree that terminology is indeed a beast. For the people who are creating new concepts maybe in a new conceptual area, it might not be so bad. Sometimes it might occur as fun to coin new terms. But for those who would like to understand the subject matter proliferation of terminology, particularly when the terms are not defined, can be a real headache. As terminologists, we try to help experts standardize. Looks like the conceptual area of visualization could stand to be standardized a bit more.

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