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The world of Cartography is changing beyond all recognition.
Two new cartography /geospatial sites now grace the Internet: Cartography Online and Free GIS Data GeoBlog.
Cartography Online intends to provide news, forums and links to the cartography community.
ccablog.blogspot.com   (4624 words)

  Modern Cartography
Cartography is the art and science of creating maps.
Cartography depends on sound geographical knowledge of the surface being mapped, as well as the many skills and tools instrumental to the mapping process.
The invention and refinement of modern printing methods towards the end of the 19th century—especially lithography, which allowed delicate detail and shading—provided the means to easily reproduce sophisticated maps.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /nature_gallery/moderncartography.htm   (2584 words)

  Cartography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cartography or mapmaking (in Greek chartis = map and graphein = write) is the study and practice of making maps or globes.
General cartography involves those maps that are constructed for a general audience and thus contain a variety of features.
IslamicCartography A weblog on Islamic cartography by Tarek Kahlaoui a PhD student in the University of Pennsylvania
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cartography   (2346 words)

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While scientific cartography advanced in some ways, such as Roger Bacon's investigations of map projections and the appearance of portolano and then portolan charts for plying the European trade routes, there was little impetus for systematic study of cartography.
The concept of distribution, in which systems are characterized and analyzed, and ecological thinking, in which the interrelationships between objects are studied and predictions are made about future behavior, would revolutionize cartography in later centuries.
During the development of cartography, technology was changing, and continues to change, in order to meet the demands of new generations of mapmakers and map users.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/cartography.html   (1045 words)

 Cartography -- from Eric Weisstein's Encyclopedia of Scientific Books
1: Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean.
Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and Southeast Asian Societies.
Robinson, Arthur Howard; Morrison, J.L; and Muehrcke, P.C. Elements of Cartography, 6th ed.
www.ericweisstein.com /encyclopedias/books/Cartography.html   (258 words)

 Star Trek Dimension - Star Trek Cartography
The cartography as a scientific field which is in the real world very important, too, mainly requires knowledge in mathematics, especially trigonometry and spatial geometry, and in the analysis, interpretation and graphical representation of huge amounts of data.
In the case of the Star Trek cartography, this is the knowledge of all Star Trek episodes, movies and books.
As soon as we have a large enough number of distances which are reciprocally associated with each other (that means for every location, the distance to every other location must be known), we can create a map based on this distances.
www.stdimension.org /int/Cartography/IntroTools.htm   (3421 words)

Cartography is a complex, an ever-changing field, but at the center of it is the map-making process.
Viewed in the broadest sense, this process includes everything from the gathering, evaluation and processing of source data, through the intellectual and graphical design of the map, to the drawing and reproduction of the final document.
The cartographic discipline is in the throes of a revolution, brought about in large measure by advances in technology and, in particular, by the impact of the computer.
www.geomaticsyukon.ca /kids/cartography1.html   (510 words)

It is hardly surprising that cartography should be considered as a mathematical discipline in early times since cartography measures positions of places (mathematics was the science of measurement) and represents a the surface of a sphere on a two dimensional map.
In the Arabic/Persian/Muslim world, progress was made in cartography, however, and in fact far more progress than was realised for a long time, for it is only in recent years that the full significance of these contributions has been realised.
Progress in cartography now became dependent on having the means of accurately determining the position of places in the world.
www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/HistTopics/Cartography.html   (4621 words)

 Cartography - The history of cartography
Cartography is considered a subdiscipline of geography, which is the study of Earth's surface and its various climates, continents, countries, and resources.
The oldest known map is of an area in northern Mesopotamia, an ancient region in southwest Asia.
The ancient Greeks developed many of the basic principles of modern cartography, including latitude and longitude, and map projections.
www.scienceclarified.com /Ca-Ch/Cartography.html   (598 words)

 The history of cartography - Links999.
The world of map making, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is both steeped in history and made by the most modern of technologies.
Cartography in its present form has roots just a few centuries past.
The development of the telescope to determine the length of a degree of longitude and the tables which the English mathematician Edward Wright devised in 1599 further clarified Mercator's projections and made for more accurate map making and navigation.
www.links999.net /cartography/cartography_history.html   (1430 words)

Literally meaning the science or practice of map-drawing (O.E.D.), cartography is integral to colonial and post-colonial cultures.
The ‘scientific' cartography that followed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, paved the way for nineteenth century expansion.
Placing cartography in a post-colonial context, it is clear that the map is a distortion of reality and that the only accurate representation of territory is an identical copy of reality itself.
www.qub.ac.uk /schools/SchoolofEnglish/imperial/key-concepts/Cartography.htm   (0 words)

 Jet Set Willy II: The Cartography Room
This configuration is the result of travelling to the Cartography Room via the Back Stairway, on the way collecting only the objects in the Rocket Room.
This shows the Cartography Room as it appears in the tour, the ninety-ninth room to be shown.
This shows a completed Cartography Room, with all the objects collected except the tap in The Bathroom, which is therefore still red.
www.jdawiseman.com /papers/games/jsw2/jsw2-cartography.html   (679 words)

The most difficult and consistent problem faced by cartography since the world was first perceived as a sphere has been to transform that spherical surface in such a way as to make it fit the flat surface of a piece of paper.
Indeed cartography is, by virtue of the delicate nature of the originals, impossible to pigeonhole into strict timeframes.
Unlike historical cartography with its defined series or epochs of maps, aerial photography has traditionally been produced on a smaller, ‘project-by-project’ basis or as part of more recent county and national coverage exercises as optimised by the GetMapping enterprise.
www.dcda.org.uk /Cartography/3detailed.html   (4407 words)

 Very Spatial » GAW Day 4: Cartography
Cartography has existed in some form since the beginning of what we know as human civilization, from the earliest abstract interpretations of space to modern near-real maps and data.
One of the keys of cartography is that maps are an abstraction of the real world that depict features selected by each cartographer based on their purpose in creating the map.
However, we must remember that, no matter if it is a hard copy or digital product, it is not the technology that created it but the content of a map that helps, guides, and informs us all.
veryspatial.com /?p=390   (379 words)

 Cartography Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"C-Map's broad portfolio of cartography and data services, along with its key relationships with hydrographic offices, (original equipment manufacturers) and...
Optical technology, such as the telescope, sextant and other devices that use telescopes, allowed for accurate surveying of land and the ability of mapmakers and navigators to find their latitude by measuring angles to the North Star at night or the sun at noon.
Phillips, R. A Comparison of Color and Visual Texture as Codes for use as Area Symbols on Relief Maps.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Cartography   (1706 words)

 The History of Cartography Book Series
The strong links between Islamic cartography and premodern European cartography are addressed with the understanding that Islamic cartography was not simply a passive preserver of Greek classical knowledge in the centuries between the fall of Rome and the European Renaissance revival of classical ideas.
Throughout the section, East Asian cartography is examined from the perspective of politics, measurement, the arts, cosmography, and the influence of the West.
Themes include the influence of lithography on military, missionary, and commercial cartography; the increasingly militaristic basis of European home and imperial governments; the growing utility of statistics in the social and natural sciences; and the systematization of the fields of geography and cartography in professional societies, map libraries, and colleges.
www.geography.wisc.edu /histcart/series.html   (2060 words)

 ScienceDaily: New Technology Helping Foster The 'Democratization Of Cartography'
Building on his research theme of visualization and animation in cartography, Harrower has created a fleet of public domain software programs that help mapmakers with fundamental tasks such as selecting colors, filtering data, representing change and generalizing lines.
That is perhaps the flip side of the democratization of cartography, that people need to understand that maps can distort, misrepresent and outright lie.
Harrower says his cartography tools can help users better discern the accurate from the skewed in their finished products.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/09/060920192549.htm   (0 words)

 The History of Cartography Project
The History of Cartography Project is a research, editorial, and publishing venture drawing international attention to the history of maps and mapping.
The purpose of this fellowship is to attract a scholar to the University of Wisconsin—Madison campus to research and write on a subject related to the history of cartography.
The History of Cartography Project, also housed in Science Hall, maintains an archive of articles and illustrations used in previous volumes, and its staff is available for consultation.
www.geography.wisc.edu /histcart   (1690 words)

 Category:Cartography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cartography or mapmaking is the study and practice of making maps or globes.
The main article for this category is Cartography.
There are 19 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Cartography   (84 words)

 Forums :: ESRI Support
This forum is dedicated to providing a timely source of user-to-user support regarding the use of GIS in the Cartography industry.
Cartography: General principles and issues view the 1 thread
Cartography: Symbolization and representation issues view the 1 thread
forums.esri.com /forums.asp?c=123   (134 words)

 Cartography : CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cartography : CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology
University of Wisconsin History of Cartography Project including Enlightenment, Renaissance and 20th Century.
Bruce Gittings, University of Edinburgh Digital Elevation Data Catalogue of f elevation and bathymetric data, together with a section on available software for the display and manipulation of data.
www.geog.le.ac.uk /cti/cart.html   (325 words)

 Geometry in Action: Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Cartography resources on the web, Jeremy Crampton, George Mason U. Case Studies in Biometry.
Includes descriptions of applications in image processing, cartography, graphics, solid modeling, mesh generation, and molecular modeling.
William Franklin of Rensselaer Polytechnic combines computational geometry and cartography in his research.
www.ics.uci.edu /~eppstein/gina/carto.html   (979 words)

Its practitioners come largely from history, geography or librarianship but the diverse purposes of early maps and the varied interpretations to which they lend themselves means that the history of cartography is a multi-disciplinary subject.
All British publishers are legally obliged to deposit copies of their maps in the Bodleian, so the Map Room has one of the most comprehensive collections of Ordnance Survey maps in existence.
First funded in 1981 by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Project brings together scholars in the arts, sciences, and humanities under the direction of David Woodward, Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin.
www.xs4all.nl /~knops/cartogra.html   (0 words)

 Information Cartography
Information cartography, as used here, means building maps of non-geographic information, usually using geographic software.
Martins Dodge's website, An Atlas of Cyberspaces makes no claims about Information Cartography, but it is the richest source of examples of the creative use of the mapping metaphor anywhere.
Instead, information cartography (information-cartographic methods) takes such data and generates maps based on attributes taken or derived from the actual data.
www.dcs.napier.ac.uk /~cs171/LJOld/InformationCartography/information_cartography.htm   (1611 words)

 The British Cartographic Society: Awards for excellence in cartography
As changes in how we train new mapmakers as well as produce maps have occurred in recent years in cartography, it was felt necessary to revamp our awards so as not to exclude these new cartographic products and new techniques in cartographic production and display.
This award is presented for originality and excellence in the field of thematic (non-topographic, 1:10,000 and smaller) cartography with emphasis on effective communication of the intended theme or themes.
The object of the Society is the promotion of that class of knowledge which distinguishes the Art and Science of Cartography.
www.cartography.org.uk /Pages/Awards.html   (908 words)

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