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The Swiss contributions to the international development of cartography: The Eduard Imhof Era

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dc.contributor.author Forêt, Philippe
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-25T09:48:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-25T09:48:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-12
dc.identifier.citation Forêt Philippe, 2009, The Swiss contributions to the international development of cartography: The Eduard Imhof Era. http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/1939 ru_RU
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/1939
dc.description.abstract My paper is about a project that will examine Switzerland's participation, during five decades, in the institutional and intellectual emancipation of the map-based sciences. I intend to provide a thematic and dispassionate account of the achievements of Swiss cartography and cartographers, and document the crucial initiatives a Swiss academic took to develop cartography worldwide. In the course of my analysis of Professor Eduard Imhof's interactions with his foreign colleagues, I will add cultural as well as technical perspectives to the interpretation of contemporary progress in the mapping sciences. For the Swiss school of cartography, the Imhof era (1920-1970) was more formative than the bet-ter-studied Dufour and Siegfried Maps period (1845-1926). Despite the contentious political environment of his time, E. Imhof (1895-1986) used his personal charisma to systematically encourage cooperation worldwide. Through the seminars he led and the International Cartographic Association he created and chaired, E. Imhof federated the cartographers from across the world. I will explain how by 1970, on the eve of the digital revolution, he had forged a common professional identity and improved modes and venues to communicate across the discipline. Eduard Imhof will thus allow us to touch on two important themes in science and society: the geography of knowledge and the adoption of new theories, standards and methods by the international scientific community. ru_RU
dc.language.iso en ru_RU
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Eduard Imhof ru_RU
dc.subject Swiss cartography ru_RU
dc.subject international cartographic association ru_RU
dc.subject geography of knowledge ru_RU
dc.subject history of cartography ru_RU
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Religion/Theology::History of religion ru_RU
dc.title The Swiss contributions to the international development of cartography: The Eduard Imhof Era ru_RU
dc.type Working Paper ru_RU


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