John Keates and Recreation Mapping: Personal Recollections
Author: Petrie, Gordon
Source: Cartographic Journal, The, Volume 38, Number 1, June 2001 , pp. 7-17(11)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:John Keates is very well known for his numerous scholarly contributions to cartography as an academic discipline and science. However, throughout his career, he was also very actively involved in the design and production of maps. Mostly these were specialized thematic maps produced as the result of scientific research in the field sciences, especially in geology, glaciology and vegetation studies. However, during the 1970s he was much involved in the design and production of a considerable number of maps for recreation purposes, including maps for orienteering. Many of these maps were regarded at that time as being extremely innovative in terms of their cartographic design and layout. The article outlines the development of what became known as the 'Glasgow' style of map design John Keates' involvement with recreation maps in the 1970s.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2001-06-01