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After the map : cartography, navigation, and the transformation of territory in the twentieth century / William Rankin.

By: Rankin, William, 1978-.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2016Description: vii, 398 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780226339368 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Cartography -- History | Navigation -- History | Global Positioning System -- History | Electronics in navigation -- History | Maps -- Political aspects | Cartography -- Methodology | Grids (Cartography) | Universal transverse Mercator projection (Cartography)DDC classification: 526.09
Contents:
Introduction: territory and the mapping sciences -- The international map of the world and the logic of representation -- The authority of representation -- A single map for all countries, 1891-1939 -- Maps as tools -- Globalism, regionalism, and the erosion of universal cartography, 1940-1965 -- Cartographic grids and new territories of calculation -- Aiming guns, recording land, and stitching map to territory -- The invention of cartographic grid systems, 1914-1939 -- Territoriality without borders -- Global grids and the universal transverse Mercator, 1940-1965 -- Electronic navigation and territorial pointillism -- Inhabiting the grid -- Radionavigation and electronic coordinates, 1920-1965 -- The politics of global coverage -- The Navy, NASA, and GPS, 1960-2010 -- Conclusion: the politics in my pocket.
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General Collection 526.09 RAN (Browse shelf) Checked out 13/12/2018

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: territory and the mapping sciences -- The international map of the world and the logic of representation -- The authority of representation -- A single map for all countries, 1891-1939 -- Maps as tools -- Globalism, regionalism, and the erosion of universal cartography, 1940-1965 -- Cartographic grids and new territories of calculation -- Aiming guns, recording land, and stitching map to territory -- The invention of cartographic grid systems, 1914-1939 -- Territoriality without borders -- Global grids and the universal transverse Mercator, 1940-1965 -- Electronic navigation and territorial pointillism -- Inhabiting the grid -- Radionavigation and electronic coordinates, 1920-1965 -- The politics of global coverage -- The Navy, NASA, and GPS, 1960-2010 -- Conclusion: the politics in my pocket.

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