1 online resource (IX, 119 pages) : 122 illustrations, 103 illustrations in color
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Initiation period (1914- 1935): Geologists' artistic accomplishment reflected by hand-drawn maps -- Exploration period (1936- 1954): the first step towards standardization -- Growth period (1955-1994): maps displaying more information and printed in more standard way -- Leaping forward period (1995 to date): moving into digital mapping and digital cartography era.
This open access book contains a collection of rare geologic maps and figures made by Chinese geologists in the last century. Preserved in National Geological Archives of China, these artworks demonstrate the development and innovation of geological mapping technology in China in the past 100 years. The collections are highly scientific and artistic, with most of the hand-drawn maps featured with traditional Chinese painting techniques, while the newer ones being more accurate and embedded with more scientific information with the aid of computer technics.