Map Content and Symbols: Chapter V of Proposed Manual on Map Uses, Scales, and Accuracies for Engineering and Associated Purposes

by Robert P. Jacober, Jr., Captain; U.S. Air Force, Cartographic Staff Officer, Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center, St. Louis, Mo.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 41-72


Document Type: Journal Paper

Errata: (See full record)

Abstract: Chapter Five, Map Content and Symbols, of the forthcoming ASCE manual, Manual on Map Uses, Scales, and Accuracies for Engineering and Associated Purposes, addresses the standardization of the procedures used to compile and revise maps between the scales of 20 ft/in. (1:240) and 400 ft/in. (1:4,800). Brief descriptions of the standard mapping procedures and conventions are incorporated into the chapter. Tables 1 to 8 of the chapter are concise comparisons of nine computer graphics software systems. The tables describe each system and compare the systems in terms of cost, what hardware is required, mathematical capabilities, graphic output capabilities, and what primatives are included. Tables 9 to 26 are recommended standards for the symbology to be used on larger scale engineering and associated maps.

Subject Headings: Mapping | Computer software | Graphic methods | Comparative studies | Mathematics

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search