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date: 22 October 2019

Cartography 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Martin LewisMartin LEWIS

Maps of all types, whether depicting location, topography, or historical patterns and trends, are considered an essential tool for explaining and understanding world history. Key concepts of cartography, such as scale and projection, determine how a map is viewed and can often result in distortions. New technologies that allow for more accurate mapping techniques may eventually lead to better understanding of global historical development. ...

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