By Elri Liebenberg, Imre Josef Demhardt, Soetkin Vervust
This quantity gathers 19 papers first offered on the fifth overseas Symposium of the ICA fee at the background of Cartography, which came about on the college of Ghent, Belgium on 2-5 December 2014. the general convention subject was once 'Cartography in instances of struggle and Peace', yet choice used to be given to papers facing the army cartography of the 1st international struggle (1914-1918). The papers are categorised by way of interval and local sub-theme, i.e. army Cartography from the 18th to the twentieth century; WW I Cartography in Belgium, critical Europe, etc.
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The Postal Service of the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps (1917–1919) 37 This density map allows us to understand where the SPC spent most of its time in a space-time perspective. g. climatic, English and German troops movements in battlefront, and so on. Additional work can involve graph analysis of Portuguese settings and their connections, getting measures of accessibility and connectivity. 4 Conclusion The research for this paper was carried out by the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), the Portuguese Communications Foundation (FPC) and the Portuguese Army, through the Office of Archaeological Studies of Military Engineering of its Directorate of Infrastructure (GEA-DIE).
On the other hand, even though some of them might still exist today, their names may be different from those indicated on the early map. Further difficulties are caused by place names that are the same as the old ones but currently represent different features. Therefore, one must be very careful when conducting studies using this procedure. Our geocoding procedure relied on quantum GIS software which uses Google maps interfaces to search for locations. With this approach we managed to geolocate 96 % of the places where the SPC was stationed during the Portuguese campaign.
48–50; Lynden-Bell 1917 ). This indicates that these maps were at least somewhat influential in the operational decision-making apparatus of the EEF down to the corps level. Important too are the products that the document-use phase of this cartographic framework generated. The operational orders and subsequent troop movements that the position maps influenced placed forces into contact with enemy formations (or not), thus generated further data about Turkish deployments that fed into a renewed information-gathering phase of the following day’s cartographic cycle.