Maps for Ordinary Consumers versus Maps for the Military: Double Standards of Map Accuracy in Soviet Cartography, 1917-1991

@article{Postnikov2002MapsFO,
  title={Maps for Ordinary Consumers versus Maps for the Military: Double Standards of Map Accuracy in Soviet Cartography, 1917-1991},
  author={Alexey V. Postnikov},
  journal={Cartography and Geographic Information Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={243 - 260}
}
  • A. Postnikov
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • History
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Science
Soviet cartography shared several important characteristics with the Russian cartography from which it emerged. Geographical expeditions were extremely important for filling out the contents of both Russian and Soviet state topographic maps. Cartography had been centralized in many ways in Russian times, but the centralization became absolute under the Soviet system. At the same time cartography came under centralized control of the government in the State Cartographic Service, and the… 
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