Issue #14 - January 30, 1989
What is this Thing Called GIS?? By Gary W. North.
Mapping the Public Domain: The General Land Office in the Nineteenth Century. A summary by Michael L. Miller of a presentation to the Society by Dr. Ronald E. Grim.
The Role of Maps as Tools of Propaganda and Mental Conditioning. A brief summary by Michael L. Miller of a presentation to the Society by Carlos B. Hagen.
The Survey of the Coast: The Formative Years 1843-1900. A summary by Marianne M. Withers of a presentation to the Society by William A. Stanley about the evolution of the Office of Charting and Geodetic Services, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Geography of Heaven and Earth. A summary by Marianne M. Withers of a presentation to the Society by Dr. Deborah Warner, who discussed globes, in particular those of American manufacture.
National Geographic Adopts New World Map.
A regular feature in The Portolan, this is a bibliographic listing of articles and books appearing worldwide on antique maps and globes and the history of cartography. By Eric W. Wolf.
1. Washington Map Society Meetings, February - March 1989.
2. Exhibitions and Meetings, December 1988 - April 1989.
3. Bookworm Maps Hole New World. (from South China Sunday Morning Post, Hong Kong).