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    • Letter to the Editor 

      Kovarsky, Joel (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2008-04-17)
      Letter to the editor regarding David Bosse's article, "Institutional Map and Atlas Collecting in Eighteenth-Century America," (Coordinates, Series B; 9).
    • Letter to the Editor 

      Andrew, Paige (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2008-05-07)
      Letter to the editor regarding Jorge A. Gonzalez’ article "Problems That Arise When Providing Geographic Coordinate Information for Cataloged Maps” (Coordinates Series B, No. 8).
    • Louis H. Everts: American Atlas Publisher and Entrepreneur 

      Moak, Jefferson M. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2009-06-08)
      Louis H. Everts was a native of New York, resident of Illinois, and publisher in Chicago, Philadelphia and Buffalo. His life and business practices illustrate the growth and changes in American county map publishing between ...
    • The Map that Named America: Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 World Map 

      Hebert, John R. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2005-08-29)
      This brief overview of the history of Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 map and its acquisition by the Library of Congress is presented as a complement to John Hessler's article, "Warping Waldseemüller: A Cartometric Study of ...
    • Mapping under the Third Reich: Nazi Restrictions on Map Content and Distribution 

      Monmonier, Mark (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2005-01-31)
      A 99-page 1947 State Department report discovered in the NOAA Central Library summarized sixty map-related regulations issued by the German government between July 1934 and June 1944. Although the Third Reich pursued ...
    • A Mirror of Our World: Google Earth and the History of Cartography 

      Allen, David Y. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2009-08-20)
      Google Earth is widely admired as one of the most advanced and powerful products of modern computerized cartography. It has been praised as a revolutionary new way of viewing the earth, as the first convincing attempt at ...
    • Problems That Arise When Providing Geographic Coordinate Information for Cataloged Maps 

      Gonzalez, Jorge A. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2007-10-16)
      Maps are not always published with coordinates. However, by following strict guidelines in the 034 and 255 MARC fields, and by using cataloging rules, one can interpolate this data in order to provide coordinates in ...
    • Ptolemy’s Revenge: A Critique of Historical Cartography 

      Schafer, Wolf (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2005-11-16)
      This article calls for a new approach to historical cartography. Arguing that cartographic presentism obscures the local geographies of the past, the author reviews the imagery of current historical mapping as geocentric ...
    • Recent Trends in the History of Cartography: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography to the English-Language Literature 

      Edney, Matthew H. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2007-04-11)
      The history of cartography has since the 1970s significantly expanded its disciplinary reach, its theoretical directions and approaches, and its scholarship. This annotated bibliography is intended as a guide to the extended ...
    • The So-Called “Velasco Map”: A Case of Forgery? 

      Allen, David Y. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2006-02-14)
      This article examines a well-known map of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada allegedly made in or around 1610. The map was uncovered in the Spanish Archives at Simancas in 1887. Supposedly, it is a copy ...
    • Teaching the History of Cartography: A Case for the Marriage of Special Collections and Distance Learning 

      Kovarsky, Joel (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2006-09-25)
      Very few institutions offer introductory courses in the history of cartography. Distance learning is a way to make this type of course more widely available. This paper discusses the ways in which special collections ...
    • Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bounding Box 

      Caldwell, Douglas R. (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2005-08-29)
      Few geospatial data representations are more basic than the bounding box; a rectangle surrounding a geographic feature or dataset. Bounding boxes are a key component of geospatial metadata and lie at the heart of many ...
    • Warping Waldseemüller: A Cartometric Study of the Coast of South America As Portrayed on the 1507 World Map 

      Hessler, John (ALA Map and Geography Round Table, 2005-08-29)
      In an attempt to shed some light on the problem of Martin Waldseemüller’s portrayal of the shape of South America on his important 1507 world map, polynomial warping algorithms and regression analysis are applied to the ...