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Maps in Our Lives

explores surveying, cartography, and geographic information systems. Learn how surveying has evolved since 1760, as shown in maps of George Washington's farm (1760 - 1999). See 40 items that show recent advances in cartographic interpretation, design, and production. See maps showing countries of the world, California's population and ethnic distribution, North America's natural gas system, the Middle East, and Iran. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

George Washington, the first president of the United States, was trained as a surveyor and practiced in western Virginia in the early years of his career. In 1760 and 1766, he prepared two manuscript plats of land he had recently purchased, later known as the River Farm, adjacent to his ancestral home of Mount Vernon.
Entrant: Jerome J. King IV, University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Student Entry, Best Map Design, Student Category, 1993.  American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Collection, Geography and Map Di

Hurricanes of the North Atlantic, 1886-1993

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