The geography of urban street mapping in Pennsylvania: recent cartographic history.

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Abstract

Analysis of copyrights registered between 1946 and 1977 for street maps of Pennsylvania's fourteen major urban cartographic markets reveals a hierarchy of cities related to population size, economic health, and tourism. Number and types of maps published relate in a complex way to size of place, as does the frequency with which new or revised maps are issued. The 1960s saw a marked transition to color reproduction. Competition has intensified, street maps have become a vehicle for advertising by local banks and other businesses, and map publishers are using toll-free telephone numbers as one means of reaching potential commercial customers. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science
Volume54
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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