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制作全景地图的艺术家阿尔柏特.罗杰去世了
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你有没有手上拿个一张不清楚的地图,在一个奇怪的小镇里找寻方位的经验。美国于19世纪向西部扩张的时候,对新的领土制作清楚的地图是相当重要的。当城市开始成长,而国家领土持续扩大时,有一种特殊的地图-全景地图-就是必须的,也变得相当重要。 

首创全景地图的艺术家阿尔柏特.罗杰于18991112日在俄亥俄的阿卡隆 (Akron) 去世。终其一生,罗杰都在发展制图的新技术,并且制作从新罕布夏尔州西到明尼苏达州,南至阿拉巴马等22个州的城镇地图。你知道什么是全景地图吗?


Have you ever tried to find your way around a strange town without a good map? In the 19th century with the United States expanding to the West, mapping new territories was extremely important. As cities grew and spread across the nation, a different kind of map--the panoramic map--became necessary and popular.

Pioneering panoramic-map artist Albert Ruger died on November 12, 1899, in Akron, Ohio. During his lifetime, Ruger helped develop this new form of cartography (mapmaking), producing maps of towns and cities in 22 states from New Hampshire to Minnesota, and as far south as Alabama. What is a panoramic map?

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