CAPSULE CHARTS FOR UNIVERSAL NAVIGATION

John D. Kay

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: We are now entering a period of aeronautical chart development where for the first time in a generation the cartographers and navigators must make a major revision in the “tools” for navigation-including aeronautical chartsthat are needed and suited to meet the requirements of air navigation for the next decade. For the first twenty years of navigated flight the demands of aviation on cartographers and navigators were not particularly large or serious. Cartographers had been preparing maps and charts for 400 years and navigators had been using these maps and charts primarily for marine navigation, during most of this period. During the past century cartographers have extended their domain to encompass a comparatively detailed mapping of the surface of the earth and had produced up through 1920 various scales, shapes and sizes of maps and charts that were more or less satisfactory for the navigation of aircraft operating through the twenties. Usually it was the case that either existing nautical charts or existing land maps could be used to control and navigate what flights were necessary or desired.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 7
Pages: 202 - 208
Cite this article: Kay, John D., "CAPSULE CHARTS FOR UNIVERSAL NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 7, 1950, pp. 202-208.
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