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Maps and air photographs : images of the Earth

Author: Gordon Cawood Dickinson
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Maps
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dickinson, Gordon Cawood.
Maps and air photographs.
New York : Wiley, 1979
(OCoLC)608607184
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Cawood Dickinson
ISBN: 0470266406 9780470266403 0470266414 9780470266410
OCLC Number: 4592992
Notes: "A Halsted Press book."
Description: xiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Extending the Image : The developing world scene --
and the need for map projections --
Recording the local scene --
the marriage of commerce and surveying --
The state intervenes --
Wars, colonialism and national planning --
The "new cartography": from photo to map to orthophotomap / Pt. II. Finishing Off the Image --
A Closer Look at Style and Content : What is there to see? --
Scale, style and content --
Map drawing and reproduction --
The image in reality --
The example of some international and one national map series / Pt. III. Using the Image --
Working with Maps and Air Photographs : Scale and scales --
Defining and determining position --
Measurement of area --
Enlarging, reducing, amending and copying maps --
Bringing in the third dimension --
Map as an historical record --
Looking at maps (1) Features of the physical landscape --
Looking at maps (2) Features of the human, social, and economic landscape on maps --
Looking at air photographs --
the landscape as seen from the air.
Responsibility: G.C. Dickinson.

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