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A cartometric analysis of the terrain models of Joachim Eugen Müller (1752–1833) using non-contact 3D digitizing and visualization techniques

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This article assesses the accuracy of the terrain models of Joachim Eugen Müller (1752–1833) in relation to modern digital elevation data using non-contact 3D digitizing techniques. The results are objective testimony to the skill and endeavour of Joachim Eugen Müller. Using techniques primitive by modern standards, Müller provided Johann Henry Weiss (1758–1826) with data of hitherto unparalleled quality that were essential to the production of the Atlas Suisse par Meyer et Weiss. The results also demonstrate that non-contact 3D digitizing techniques not only provide a suitable data-capture method for solid terrain model analysis but are also a means of preserving digital facsimiles of such precious artefacts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-120
JournalCartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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