"From Paper to Virtual Map" is an innovative technology for creating 3D (three-dimensional) maps. The technology proposed as a very cheap and easy way to create 3D maps. A powefulr graphic station is not necessary for this aim. This is very important for countries such as Bulgaria where is not easy to get expensive computer equipment.
This technology, proposed by the author was developed from a novel application - a 3D cartographic symbol system. The 3D city maps created consist of 3D geometry, topographic information and photo-realistic texturing and 3D symbols, which contain quantitative and qualitative information about the objects. Animated presentations are also available according to users' needs.