Chapter 5. How Mapping Became Scientific

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch5

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2009) How Mapping Became Scientific, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch5

Author Information

  1. Atlanta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Critical Introductions to Geography

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Paul Jones III

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121729

Online ISBN: 9781444317411

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Keywords:

  • mapping becoming scientific;
  • “SIGSALY” voice encryption system;
  • SAGE (Semi-Automated Ground System) at RAND Corporation spin-off;
  • Shannon's 1948, schematic of general communication system;
  • Arthur Robinson and the OSS - ideas from information theory adopted in cartographic theory;
  • Office of Strategic Services, OSS;
  • Robinson's map as communication system;
  • from OSS to scientific discipline of cartography;
  • kind of binary mapping;
  • Map Communication Model (MCM)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Countable Information

  • Arthur Robinson and the OSS

  • From OSS to a Scientific Discipline of Cartography

  • Another Kind of Binary Mapping

  • The Map Communication Model (MCM)

  • The “Mangle” of Geographic Knowledge and Science