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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Attention

Matthew W. Wilson.

in New Lines

October 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cartography. 7387 words.

Attention draws forward these historical accounts to the present moment of fixation on digital media. This chapter argues that ignoring the rapid pace of mediatization is...

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Decolonizing the Map

Edited by James R. Akerman.

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Cartography. 417 pages.

This volume considers consider the roles mapping has played in the passage from colony to nation—or, from dependent to independent state. The eight contributions, including a synoptic first...

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Correction of inconsistencies in ECMWF's operational analysis data during de-aliasing of GRACE gravity models

E. Fagiolini, F. Flechtner, M. Horwath and H. Dobslaw.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts. 5361 words.

The main objective of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Atmospheric and Oceanic De-Aliasing Level-1B product (AOD1B) is the removal of high-frequency non-tidal mass...

Boyd, Louise Arner

Cheryl Fradette Junk.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1688 words.

Boyd, Louise Arner (16 September 1887–14 September 1972), Arctic explorer, photographer, and author, was born in San Rafael, California, the daughter of John Franklin Boyd, Sr., and Louise...

Rocque, John (1704?–1762), land surveyor and cartographer

Paul Laxton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography. 694 words.

Rocque, John (1704?–1762), land surveyor and cartographer, was born in France, one of four children of a Huguenot family which settled in Geneva after fleeing France. He probably arrived in...

De Witt, Simeon

Silvio A. Bedini.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Cartography; World History; Business and Management. 1365 words.

De Witt, Simeon (25 December 1756–03 December 1834), cartographer, surveyor, and land developer, was born in Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York, the son of Andries De Witt, a physician, and...

Colter, John

Jeff LaLande.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1457 words.

Colter, John (1775– November 1813), fur trapper and explorer, was born probably in the vicinity of Staunton, Virginia, the son of John Colter and Ellen Shields, farmers. The Colter family...