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Old 01-20-2018, 11:50 AM
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A short piece thought some might enjoy.

Vintage Video Explains How Road Maps Were Made in 1940 - National Geographic
https://apple.news/A_1iAjBSyTzSPcZ8R4fF-yA
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Interesting little bit of history insight of how things got done.

If you have ever agonized over finding something/somebody while looking over a topo or wac chart, especially when at a glance it all looks like endless bush, you can appreciate what went into creating that document.
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having been a map maker many years ago, I enjoyed that video. Fortunately, by the time I was working over a light table, areal photography was used for base mapping, although field checks were still routinely done.

Interesting aside--we used both low altitude and high altitude photography to map geologic alignments, and often the two sets of photos would show completely different alignment sets. different perspectives I suppose.

Now--it's all satellites and computer programs--oh well

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Interesting little bit of history insight of how things got done.

If you have ever agonized over finding something/somebody while looking over a topo or wac chart, especially when at a glance it all looks like endless bush, you can appreciate what went into creating that document.
I second that. The MN northwoods\swamps is like that. Very difficult to orient, short sightlines and all. Once you get used to it, it's cool, but y'have to get used to it.
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