Rolland H. Waters and Edward W. Bishop

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Abstract: The need for a systematic revision of contemporary chart presentation arises in part from the history of chart production. Charts were first made for the man who walked. Later they were demanded by the man who traveled by ship and by car. When the aviator in turn, called for charts, he was given road maps on which aeronautical information was superimposed. The traditional procedures and symbolization employed in the production of nautical charts and road maps were continued in the construction of aeronautical charts. As a result, the latter are so cluttered that they cannot be read quickly and easilyl. This is especially critical for the operator of modern high-speed, high-altitude aircraft. As one person put it, "If flying ships had preceded sailing ships, brother, how different navigational charts would be!"
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 3
Pages: 73 - 78
Cite this article: Waters, Rolland H., Bishop, Edward W., "THE DESIGN OF AERONAUTICAL CHARTS", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1952, pp. 73-78.
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