How Do You Map the Ocean Floor?
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:47 AM
Cartographers were putting the depths of the ocean on the map long before Google Street View provided their very first underwater panoramic images of the Great Barrier Reef, and the Apple map app shipwreck. The book, Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor, by Hali Felt, tells the story. If you are interested in exploring the history of women in science, and the changes in scientific thought over the last century, then this book is worthy of your time.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:33 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:02 PM
Does anyone have any insight as to what this means?:
Was there a printing press limitation or what influences this choice in design?
“[The lakes] should not be solid blue or green or edged in green. If they do turn out any of the above ways I think the best thing would be to call up Mr. Heintz and have his boy paint out the color overlay & print the damn lakes in yellow.”
I see a lot of maps made showing water features a shade of blue. This make the colours associative.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:50 PM
Also in the maps, they wanted to make the ocean floor the main emphasis, so features like lakes were downplayed.
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