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2008 | 13 | 277-288

Article title

Cartographic methods and their correctness on maps in the Polish press since the mid-19th century

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On the background of the conditions of functioning of the Polish press since the mid-19th century, the paper describes cartographic and graphic methods used on press maps, with the emphasis on the quantitative methods of information presentation. The qualitative methods were mostly used in a proper way. The factors determining the level of press mapping were the skills of map makers and the limitations resulting from the letterpress printing technology. The application of computer technology and the shift to offset printing in the last decade of the 20th century overcame these obstacles. New possibilities of the creation of maps with richer content and more graphically effective emerged. Despite these new possibilities one still needs at least basic knowledge on cartographic methods and map graphics in order to be able to prepare the cartographically correct maps. The maps presented in this paper focus on the presentation of the most common mistakes, with less emphasis put on the cartographic methods and map graphics.

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13

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277-288

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published
2008

Contributors

  • University of Warsaw - Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies - Chair of Cartography, Warsaw
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References

  • Kowalski P., Pasławski J., 1997, Polish Journalistic Cartography in 1995. (International Conference on Mass Media Maps. Berliner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen. Reihe C: Kartographie. Band 16, 229-238.
  • Kowalski P., 1999, Changes in press cartography in Poland over the years 1989- 1998, The Polish Cartography 1999, Warszawa, 209-218.
  • Kowalski P., 2002, Mapy w polskiej prasie codziennej w latach 1918-1939, Polski Przegląd Kartograficzny, vol. 34, no 2, 115-129.
  • Kowalski P., 2003, Kartografia prasowa w Polsce przed uzyskaniem niepodległości w 1918 roku, Polski Przegląd Kartograficzny, vol. 35, no 1, 12-24.
  • Kowalski P., 2003, Kartografia prasowa w Polsce Ludowej (1945-89), Polski Przegląd Kartograficzny, vol. 35, no 2, 114-125.
  • Kowalski P., 2004, Development and Function of Maps in the Transmission of Press Information in Poland, Miscellanea Geographica, vol. 11, Warszawa, 209-218.

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Publication order reference

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Biblioteka Nauki
2030315

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bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-0867-6046-year-2008-volume-13-article-cf8863c9-f67c-34e8-86aa-2d2c11148d90
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