Maps For A Changing World (1971)

17 Dec
Producer   Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Contributors   Collaborator, George T. Renner
Length   11 min
B&W/Color   b&w
UO Library Catalog description:  Traces the evolution of world map concepts from ancient times to the jet age, emphasizing the influence of air transportation on present-day concepts of map making. Describes the three-dimensional nature of the earth, explains the distortion which ensues when impressions of the globe are transferred to a two-dimensional flat map, and illustrates many types of flat maps. Uses animation to explain latitude and longitude, and shows how to use a polar projection map. Second edition of the 1942 motion picture entitled The Airplane Changes Our World Map.
Call #  FILM Ma133
Genre  instructional
Rare  no
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  no


George T. Renner (1900-1955) was a professor of geography at the University of Washington. He was also an editor at the Journal of Geography. Obviously Dr. Renner collaborated on the first edition of this film, since he had died by the time this one was released.

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