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Map reading tools for map libraries.

January 1, 1982

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

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Map reading tools for map libraries.
Authors G.L. Greenberg
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Information Bulletin, Western Association of Map Libraries
Series Number
Index ID 70011510
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization