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The Life and Achievements of Tadataka Ino: A Representative Geographer of Japan

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2009, 9(2), pp.19-32
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography

이호상 1 Koji Kitada 2 Nam Young-Woo 3

1서울대학교
2일본 주쿄대학
3고려대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study considers the life and achievements of Tadataka Ino, who is the representative Japanese geographer and made the first map of Japan by land surveying; Dainihon enkai yochi zenzu. We mainly investigate his life before he began to study regularly in his fifties, the historic and social background of Japan at that time, and also the whole process of making the map by the land surveying of the whole Japan. At first, Tadataka Ino began the land surveying with his individual effort in order to measure the correct distance of latitude 1 degree. But finally, this map was completed as the official work of the Tokugawa Shogunate, because the importance and necessity of the map had come to be more widely acknowledged in the historic and social background of Japan at that time.

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