Cartographic Grid

Cartographic Grid

 

a graphic representation of the geographic meridians and parallels on a plane (map). In the compilation of geographic maps a cartographic grid is used to construct the cartographic representation; when the map is used, the cartographic grid makes possible determination of the coordinates of any point (geographic or rectangular, depending on the type of cartographic grid) and the azimuths of lines and estimates of the magnitude of the distortions caused by the cartographic projection on various parts of the map.

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The mentioned loads are evaluated visually, optimality of cartographic basis (it facilitates spatial orientation, perception and assimilation of the conveyed information; it should be pointed out that all types of maps should depict hydrographic and settlement networks; also they should represent cartographic grid and administrative distribution.
Beginning with a study of the use and development of the cartographic grid in perspective and bird's-eye views, Fiorani traces the intricate relationship between patronage and art, cartography and science, as exemplified in these cycles.
As Lambton explains in his journal, in some parts of the country almost the whole cartographic grid was measured out from local temples: 'There was scarcely a pagoda [.
As Samuel Edgerton has put it, "the cartographic grid of the Renaissance was believed to exude moral power"; it expressed "nothing less than the will of the Almighty to bring all human beings to the worship of Christ under European cultural domination.
From the point of view of history, one of the most significant parts of the instruments is their cartographic grids, discussed in the sixth chapter of the book, "The Cartographic Grids".