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Geographical Surveying, Its Uses, Methods and Results, 1878 Frank De Yeaux Carpenter

Geographical Surveying, Its Uses, Methods and Results, 1878

Frank De Yeaux Carpenter

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781330870846
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210 pages
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Excerpt from Geographical Surveying, Its Uses, Methods and Results, 1878The immense empire of Brazil is yet without reliable geographical maps. These are necessary to the national welfare. The question arises as to what kind of maps will beMoreExcerpt from Geographical Surveying, Its Uses, Methods and Results, 1878The immense empire of Brazil is yet without reliable geographical maps. These are necessary to the national welfare. The question arises as to what kind of maps will be sufficient to satisfy the imperative needs of the country and of science. The plan of survey which I shall advocate is a mean between that system which takes cognizance of every house in a village and every little undulation in the landscape, and that want of system in which are represented whole mountain-chains that do not exist, or actual topographical feaures are delineated with gross inattention to accuracy. It is a judicious mean between the slow and laborious processes used, for instance, in the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, and the sketchy and unreliable information gained by the early explorers of the New World, from whose results our first maps were compiled.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.