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Antarctic mapping: a bleak future?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2004

Janet Thomson
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
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Antarctic cartographers face many challenges. They are required to prepare accurate maps of a remote and dangerous environment in support of science programmes, logistic operations, and search and rescue activities. Yet they have limited resources in terms of manpower, funds and primary source material for this vital work, perhaps because their science discipline is held in low esteem by their peers. They are commonly regarded as service providers rather than scientists in their own right.

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