Introduction to Mapping

Map Projections

 

From Map Projection Overview, by Peter H. Dana (University of Buffalo)

 

From Classifying Projection, Pennsylvania State University
From Map Projections, R. Knepper (Illinois Technical College)

 

From Map Projections, R. Knepper (Illinois Technical College)

 

From Classifying Projection, Pennsylvania State University

More details on map projections:

Why does the way we order space matter?

 

Figure of the heavenly bodies — An illustration of the Ptolemaic geocentric system by Portuguese cosmographer and cartographer Bartolomeu Velho, 1568 (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris)
Heliocentric model from Nicolaus Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres)

 

MAP TUTORIALS
Maps as technologies of power

 

  • How was the information gathered?
  • Who was the information for?
  • What structures, communities, populations, systems of organization, etc. does the map represent?
  • What is not represented in the map?

 

Sayer, Robert, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D’ Anville, and Didier Robert De Vaugondy. A new map of North America, with the British, French, Spanish, Dutch & Danish dominions on that great continent; and the West India Islands. [London, Printed for Robt. Sayer ?, 1750] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/73696663/
Society Of Anti-Gallicans, William Herbert, and Robert Sayer. A new and accurate map of the English empire in North America; Representing their rightful claim as confirmed by charters and the formal surrender of their Indian friends; likewise the encroachments of the French, with the several forts they have unjustly erected therein. London, Sold by Wm. Herbert, 1755. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/74696120/

 

 

L’Isle, Guillaume De. Carte de la Terre Ferme, du Perou, du Bresil et du Pays des Amazones. [Paris, Chéz l’auteur sur le Quai de I’Horloge a Aigle d’Or, i.e. 1718, 1718] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/gm71005438/.
Map of the Louisiana Purchase Territory, 1903. Department of the Interior, General Land Office, Surveying Division. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/594889

 

Johnson, A. J, J. H Colton, and Johnson And Ward. Johnson’s New Illustrated Steel Plate Family Atlas, With Descriptions, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical. New York: Johnson & Ward, 1863. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006458040/.

 

Maps from Walter G. Hermes, Truce Tent and Fighting Front (Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, 1988).

 

Home Owners Loan Corporation map of St. Louis, Missouri (1937). Records of the Home Owner’s Loan Corporation, RG 195.3, National Archives and Records Administration. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3620183.

 

Map of Urban Gentrification in St. Louis, Missouri. Colin Gordon, Mapping Decline. http://mappingdecline.lib.uiowa.edu/map
Map of Urban Gentrification in St. Louis, Missouri. Colin Gordon, Mapping Decline. http://mappingdecline.lib.uiowa.edu/map
Digital Mapping