Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science
Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy): Representation, Understanding, and Mathematical Labeling of the Spherical Earth. CSISS Classics
- Author(s): Sprague, Ben
- Editor(s): Janelle, Donald
- et al.
Claudius Ptolemy helped bring geography to the forefront of scientific thought, his contributions influenced a broad range of disciplines to the importance of accuracy in locational measures and to the need for an equal-area perspective in evaluating spatial relationships among diverse phenomena and in making geographical comparisons.