Geography Reference
In-Depth Information
with the abundance of 2-D maps and GI hinder the widespread use of 3-D
coordinate systems.
Chapter Readings
Caravello, G. U., & P. Michieletto. (1999). Cultural Landscape: Trace Yesterday, Pres-
ence Today, Perspective Tomorrow for “Roman Centuriation” in Rural Venetian
Territory. Human Ecology Review , 6 (2), 45-50.
Dilke, O. A. W. (1985). Greek and Roman Maps . London: Eastern Press.
Ferrar, M. J., & A. Richardson. (2003). The Roman Survey of Britain . Oxford: Hedges.
Goodchild, M. F., & J. Proctor. (1997). Scale in a Digital Geographic World. Geograph-
ical and Environmental Modelling , 1 (1), 5-23.
Linklater, A. (2002). Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United
States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy . New York: Walker & Company.
Thrower, N. J. W. (1966). Original Survey and Land Subdivision . Chicago: Rand
Web Resources
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey maintains key resources for locational and coordi-
nate systems at
The documentation of the U.S. State-Plane Coordinate System prepared by James
Stem is available from NOAA at
Roman Centuration is described in some detail by John Peterson at
The National Atlas provides an introduction to the PLSS at
Detailed instructions for the Public Land Survey are contained at
A very thorough and well-developed introduction to the history and legalities of land
surveys and information in the United States is available at
A good description of the metes-and-bounds survey system from Tennessee is avail-
able at
Detailed description and parameters for the State-Plane Coordinate System are avail-
able at
Resources on U.S. datum measurements and conversions are available at www.ngs.
The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management maintain a website for
information for specific PLS questions at
The Information and Service System for European Coordinate Reference Systems
(CRS) has a website at
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