An Analysis of the Global Symbology of Soviet Military City Plans

@article{Davis2021AnAO,
  title={An Analysis of the Global Symbology of Soviet Military City Plans},
  author={Martin Davis and Alexander J. Kent},
  journal={The Cartographic Journal},
  year={2021}
}
Soviet military maps utilized a comprehensive cartographic symbology that was designed for mapping the globe at various scales, including thousands of towns and cities in street-level detail. This paper presents an analysis of the Soviet symbol specifications, as defined by the official cartographic production documents, and aims to offer some insights into how the challenges of mapping a global diversity of urban and natural environments were addressed. A further stage of the analysis examines… 
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