Soviet military mapping of the world: an introduction

Davis, M. (2016) Soviet military mapping of the world: an introduction. In: 2016 Geography Research Seminar Series, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK.

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Abstract

Since the late 19th century, international efforts to standardise topographic mapping have encountered numerous challenges and many have experienced limited success as a result. Nevertheless, between the 1940s and 1990s, the Soviet Union undertook a standardised mapping project larger than any other attempted before or since – in total secrecy. Twenty-five years after the collapse of the USSR, this emerging and relatively untapped source of topographic data has potential to take on new life as a model for current and future standardisation initiatives. By asking fundamental questions about the accuracy, source materials, accessibility and symbology of Soviet city plans at 1:25,000 and 1:10,000, it is hoped that a foundation can be built for future applications of this unprecedented geospatial resource.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G3180 Maps
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography > GA0101 Cartography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography > GA0101 Cartography > GA0192 Collections of maps, globes, etc. Map libraries
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography > GA0101 Cartography > GA0341 Maps. By region or country
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Human and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Martin Davis
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 14:47
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 14:47
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14347

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