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Roger Kain and Catherine Delano-smith

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Professional geographers use maps to reveal spatial patterns in their data and to seek correlations in those patterns, although they no longer always do so by the time-honoured method of simple ... More


Introduction

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A map can translate data into visual form and give it meaning. These “thematic” or “weighted” maps are used to identify particular types of information or relationships. By contrast, traditional maps ... More


Conclusion

Susan Schulten

in Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226740683
eISBN:
9780226740706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740706.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Francis Amasa Walker's Statistical Atlas of the United States, published in 1874, was unlike anything that most Americans had ever seen. But he soon realized that these new forms of cartography would ... More


Self-Made Spectacles: The Look of Maps and Cartographic Visualcy

Martin Brückner

in Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the same period when American-made maps began to circulate in the public and private spheres, much of the impetus for recognizing maps as a form of spectacle was generated internally from ... More


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