Patton, Jeffrey

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North Carolina's first railroads, a study in historical geography 2008 10004 Part One of this study is a historical narrative that addresses the political, economic, and technological factors associated with the building of the first railroads in North Carolina, and their relationship to the railroad in Virginia. Both the Ral...
The cartography of hopes and dreams: the nineteenth-century bird's eye maps of the midwest and prairie states 2010 4702 Over 5,000 bird's eye views of nineteenth-century North American cities and towns completed between 1820 and 1920. These maps provide an important documentation of the American landscape but have long been overlooked by the cartographic community. Ad...
Defining the Map: Utilizing Classical Categorization and Prototype Theory 2017 812 Psychologists in the 1960s and 70s postulated the concept of prototypes as fundamental to an individual’s ability to organize and categorize information. Cartographers in the 1990s attempted to determine what constitutes the map prototype and what gr...
An Analysis of the Growth of the Palm Oil Industry in Sumatra, Indonesia: As Detected by Satellite Imagery, 2000-2018 2019 216 Palm oil trees are rapidly spreading across the landscape in Sumatra, Indonesia. The province of Bengkulu is a prime example of this, and it is hard to go anywhere and not see palm oil trees. Finding an accurate way to monitor plantation growth wou...
The Mercator Projection: its uses, misuses, and its association with scientific information and the rise of scientific societies 2019 18 This study examines the uses and misuses of the Mercator Projection for the past 400 years. In 1569, Dutch cartographer Gerard Mercator published a projection that revolutionized maritime navigation. The Mercator Projection is a rectangular projectio...
Remote sensing and data fusion of cultural and physical landscapes 2019 65 This dissertation is written as part of the three-article option offered by the Geography Department at UNC Greensboro. Each article addresses specific research issues within Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, and three-dimensional modeling related stru...