Cartographie.org | Cartographies Dynamiques Interactives Charles Booth's Descriptive Map of London Poverty 1889: London Topographical Society - Reproductions of Old Maps & Atlases from Stanfords Set of four loose sheets of inner London (each measuring 52x63cm), colour-coding each street according to the relative wealth of its inhabitants in the 1880s. A fascinating look at what London life was like in this defining era. Between 1886 and 1889 a wealthy London Businessman called Charles Booth and his team of assistants conducted a research on the living and working conditions of London's inhabitants. The project is representative of the Victorian's concern and interest towards the urban society. Booth's survey was thorough and accurate. The result was published by Williams and Norgate in 1891 in the two-volume "Labour and Life of the People".
Recent Trends in the History of Cartography: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography to the English-Language Literature (2.1) Begin Page 2 Abstract 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 field. It seeks to remind newcomers and established map scholars alike of the field’s traditional concerns (and literatures) and to inform them of its new directions and scholarship. Keywords history of cartography, philosophy of cartography, historiography of cartography, bibliography, empiricist paradigm, modernism, map analysis, critical paradigm, semiotics, constructivism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, academic cartography, map language, Denis Wood, J. Contents IntroductionDocument HistoryAcknowledgments 1.Basic Gateways to the Discipline 2.Single-Volume, General Histories of Cartography 2.1.Academic Histories 2.2.Popular and Derivative Histories 2.3.Coffee-Table Works 3.Historiography Begin Page 3 5.Indigenous Cartographies 6.Cartobibliography
Historical map uncertainty Historical maps such as the Siegfried map from the 19th century are not only fascinating witnesses over the past of our landscape; they also hold useful information for scientific evaluation of changes over time within this landscape. To incorporate the historical information into Geographical Information Systems (GIS) the needed information has to be extracted. Therefore, pattern recognition methods are applied. In using geographic data from historical map for subsequent target applications different sources of uncertainty occur. The nature of uncertainty has to be understood in its entire complexity to realize a systematic investigation. Uncertainty arises in different stages of map production and field survey, during transformation, digitization, processing and preprocessing of the data and due to the intended application.
oldmapsonline - Google Code Repository for new software tools and patches of existing open-source tools, which are usable for libraries, archives, museums as well as individuals, who are publishing scanned old maps and other historical documents. Development is supported by a R&D grant DC08P02OUK006 - Old Maps Online (www.oldmapsonline.org) from Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Project objectives: Development of a technology and a pilot system to allow memory institutions to reliably georeference and publish maps and other graphic documents. Publications: Tiles as an approach to on-line publishing of scanned old maps, vedute and other historical documents (in print). Development plans: Online Georeference Tool OpenLayers: support for Zoomify Tiles patch structure (testing). gcps2kml - tools for generating best transformation (ideal non-proportional bounding box with rotation) for KML from given set of GCPs. Raster map warping server - for precise rectification of raster maps based on GCP database