military map from First Gulf War, 1990-1995

Display Location:
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Constellation
Made:
1990-1995 in United States

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Military Map from First Gulf War. SCM - Navigation
Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Washington, D.C. Enquiries to Science Museum, London
Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Washington, D.C. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Military Map from First Gulf War, published by the Defense Mapping Agency, United States, 1990-1995.

With very few contour lines, this map shows the extremely flat landscape that troops needed to navigate during the First Gulf War. Changeable terrain military maps were often out of date or inaccurate. During the First Gulf War troops began to use GPS receivers, for the first time, using the accurate location information to plot their position on the featureless maps.

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Science Museum: Information Age Gallery: Constellation

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Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
2014-74
type:
map
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • cartographic material
credit:
Donated by Hugh Boscawen
status:
Permanent collection

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