Book Title : The Story of Maps

the story of maps

Release Date : 1979
ISBN Code : 9780486238739
Book Author : Lloyd Arnold Brown
Book Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 397

Book Summary :

"An important and scholarly work; bringing together much information available heretofore only in scattered sources. Easily readable." — Gerald I. Alexander, F.R.G.S. Cartographer, Map Division, New York Public Library. The first authoritative history of maps and the men who made them. The historical coverage of this volume is immense: from the first two centuries A.D. — Strabo and Ptolemy — through the end of the 19th century, with some discussion of 20th-century developments. 86 illustrations. Extensive notes and bibliography. "Mr. Brown felicitously marries scholarship to narrative and dramatic skill." — Henry Steele Commager.

Book Title : The Makers of the Blueback Charts

the makers of the blueback charts

Release Date : 2001
ISBN Code : UCSD:31822029870581
Book Author : Susanna Fisher
Book Publisher : Regatta PressLtd
Total Pages : 158

Book Summary :

"Susanna Fisher's researched history tells the story of the families and companies that dominated this trade from the 1750's until the present day. The makers of the blueback charts were amongst the great cartographers of their day and names like Sayer, Laurie and Findlay are well known to anyone who has an interest in old sea charts. The high and low fortunes of their businesses and the London world in which they lived and work is colourfully portrayed."--Jacket.

Book Title : The Electronic Chart Display and Information System ECDIS An Operational Handbook

the electronic chart display and information system ecdis an operational handbook

Release Date : 2009-08-13
ISBN Code : 9781439847640
Book Author : Adam Weintrit
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 1136

Book Summary :

Electronic navigation, although still relatively new, is becoming increasingly more common, particularly on commercial vessels. This handbook offers a wealth of detailed information about how different charting systems operate and answers the most commonly asked questions regarding electronic charts (ENC, RNC, DNC) and electronic chart systems (ECDIS, RCDS, ECS). The first resource to provide so much detail on all facets of ECDIS and Electronic Charting Systems, it is certain to serve as the bible for ECDIS users for years to come. It not only provides information for training programs but also for engineers maintaining ECDIS Systems in the field. The book will be of specific interest to those who need to know about selection, implementation, operational use, benefits, and management of these systems, without getting into the technical details of how ECDIS/GIS actually works.