Connections and Content: Reflections on Networks and the History of Cartography
This book explores the multiple relationships of maps and networks, including
• the triangulation networks used to establish the baselines that set a map’s scale;
• the astronomical observations, ellipsoids, geodetic arcs, telegraph networks, and GPS constellations used to establish latitude and longitude at control stations;
• the cartographic symbols that portray network features on maps;
• the survey networks used to situate and construct canals, railways, roads, and power lines;
• the postal and electronic networks used to create and disseminate weather maps; and
• the topological networks that underlie modern census enumeration and satellite navigation systems.
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