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Map reading tools for map libraries.

Information Bulletin, Western Association of Map Libraries

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Abstract

Engineers, navigators and military strategists employ a broad array of mechanical devices to facilitate map use. A larger number of map users such as educators, students, tourists, journalists, historians, politicians, economists and librarians are unaware of the available variety of tools which can be used with maps to increase the speed and efficiency of their application and interpretation. This paper identifies map reading tools such as coordinate readers, protractors, dividers, planimeters, and symbol-templets according to a functional classification. Particularly, arrays of tools are suggested for use in determining position, direction, distance, area and form (perimeter-shape-pattern-relief). -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Map reading tools for map libraries.
Series title:
Information Bulletin, Western Association of Map Libraries
Volume
13
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Information Bulletin, Western Association of Map Libraries
First page:
290
Last page:
300