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Maps and mapmaking

This program shows how topographical and hydrographical maps are made, how the requisite information is gathered, measurements made and verified, the handwork completed. It also explains the conventions of mapmaking from the early 17th century, through the 19th-century establishment of the tradition that puts North at the top, through the contemporary extremes of maps-the detailed thematic map, and the view of Earth from space
Online Video, English, ©1992
Films for the Humanities, Princeton, N.J., ©1992