Patents And Cartographic Inventions: A New Perspective For Map History

byMark Monmonier

Paperback | June 21, 2018

Patents And Cartographic Inventions: A New Perspective For Map History by Mark Monmonier
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This book explores the US patent system, which helped practical minded innovators establish intellectual property rights and fulfill the need for achievement that motivates inventors and scholars alike. In this sense, the patent system was a parallel literature: a vetting institution similar to the conventional academic-scientific-technical journal insofar as the patent examiner was both editor and peer reviewer, while the patent attorney was a co-author or ghost writer. In probing evolving notions of novelty, non-obviousness, and cumulative innovation, Mark Monmonier examines rural address guides, folding schemes, world map projections, diverse improvements of the terrestrial globe, mechanical route-following machines that anticipated the GPS navigator, and the early electrical you-are-here mall map, which opened the way for digital cartography and provided fodder for patent trolls, who treat the patent largely as a license to litigate. 

Mark Monmonier is Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University. For numerous papers on digital cartography and the history of cartography as well as 19 books, includingHow to Lie with Maps, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Geographical Society's O. M. Miller Medal, and the German Cartographic Society'...
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Title:Patents And Cartographic Inventions: A New Perspective For Map HistoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:267 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inShipping dimensions:267 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inPublished:June 21, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319845519

ISBN - 13:9783319845517

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