The Historical Role of Photomechanical Techniques in Map Production

  title={The Historical Role of Photomechanical Techniques in Map Production},
  author={K. Cook},
  journal={Cartography and Geographic Information Science},
  pages={137 - 154}
  • K. Cook
  • Published 2002
  • Geography
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Science
  • From the 1880s until the 1970s, photomechanical techniques played an important role in map making. Images created by and for photography were manipulated to form the printing image(s) from which the map was reproduced in multiple copies. After experiments in mapmaking in the 1860s, photomechanical techniques gained acceptance by the 1880s and, thereafter, increasingly dominated mapmaking until their rapid decline after the 1970s, as the shift to computers and electronic technology occurred… CONTINUE READING
    Introductory Essay: Technologies of Mapping
    • 5
    • Open Access
    Analysis of Thematic Maps Published in Two Geographical Journals in the Twentieth Century
    • 23
    • Highly Influenced
    Blueprinting in the History of Cartography
    Toolkit development in a multi-model cartographic production environment
    Spatial and Temporal Topological Analysis of Landscape Structure using Graph Theory


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Printing 1770-1970: An Illustrated History of Its Development and Uses in England
    • 125
    A World History of Photography
    • 129
    • Open Access
    Lithography, Photography and Photozincography in English Map Production before 1870
    • 46
    The History of Photography
    • 121
    • Open Access
    The Study of the History of Cartography: A Suggested Framework
    • 39
    Patents for Inventions
    • 6
    • Open Access
    Penrose's Pictorial Annual
    • 1904
    • 1
    Encyclopedia of printing, photographic, and photomechanical processes
    • 13
    • Highly Influential
    The Preparation of Illustrations for Reports of the United States Geological Survey: With Brief Descriptions of Processes of Reproduction
    • 1
    • Highly Influential
    • Open Access
    1931d. Three-colotn' cameras and colour print processes
    • 1931