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A Brief History of Maps
I've removed a large part of this section and renamed it. There is a separate article (History of cartography) that deals with this subject extensively. I’ve left only the parts of the section that directly relate to thematic maps.
For the record, this is what I removed:
|“||Essentially, a map is a “reduced, substitute space for that of reality.” Exactly when and how the first map was created is unknown, but it is reasonable to surmise that mapping has been an integral part of the human experience for at least 20,000 years.
In Western civilization, maps have gone through many progressions and even regressions to develop into the familiar tools we use today. From ancient Babylon to Ptolemy, from Peutinger tables (tabula Peutingeriana), religious T and O maps, to Portolan charts, cartography is a record of how people have identified with the world around them.
Revolutions in mapping “primarily involve shifts or changes in the intellectual aspects of cartography” and the innovation of thematic mapping is no exception.
Jaksmata 15:26, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
The dasymetric text really does not convey the essence of the form, even to someone familiar with mapping (but not the term). It'd certainly help if each of the forms had an example map included. --Belg4mit 21:48, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Proportional symbol Maps
and i just farted and took a giant diarrhea on ur porch — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:58, 30 September 2012 (UTC)