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Water in KentuckyNatural History, Communities, and Conservation$
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Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813168685

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.001.0001

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A Cartographic View of Kentucky’s Watershed and Landscapes

A Cartographic View of Kentucky’s Watershed and Landscapes

The Early Years and Modern Accomplishments

(p.17) Chapter Two A Cartographic View of Kentucky’s Watershed and Landscapes
Water in Kentucky

Daniel I. Carey

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter illustrates the evolution of mapping in Kentucky from pre-colonial days until the present. Historical maps helped guide the settlement of the land. Digital mapping, satellite and aerial photos, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), Global Positioning System (GPS), a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS), now allow use to determine and map land use and elevation anywhere within the Commonwealth at a matter of feet. This mapping capability allows us to better understand and live in harmony with the land.

Keywords:   Cartography, historical maps, aerial photos, hydrologic units, land use, geographic information systems, internet maps, educational maps

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