The Historical Role of Photomechanical Techniques in Map Production

@article{Cook2002TheHR,
  title={The Historical Role of Photomechanical Techniques in Map Production},
  author={K. Cook},
  journal={Cartography and Geographic Information Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  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
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