Two maps (1890, 1897) of areas near Tabgha surveyed and plotted by Gottlieb Schumacher are analyzed. The earlier map (1890) at a 1:2000 scale shows the land divided into lots and their classification according to various criteria. Some altimetric surveys and computations on the sheet were carried out but arithmetic errors as well as lack of field control are detected. The second map (1897) at a 1:1000 scale is a planimetric map, emphasizing the man-made features in the area, especially mills and their water-supply systems. Channels and reservoirs for primitive land irrigation are also shown. Both maps show high cartographic skill and precision in representation of details. Surveyed by plane-table, they are rich in particulars, written explanations and neat hand-writing. Various natural and artificial features are distinguished by colour pencil. No cartographic symbols are used.
|Translated title of the contribution||Two Maps (1890, 1897) of Areas Near Tabgha by G. Schumacher Geodetic and Cartographic Analysis|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 1983|