History of Cartography in India (E)

The history of map-making can be traced even before Christ. The process of making maps known as cartography started in ancient Greece. Nearly 350 years before Christ the Greek philosophers of Aristotle's era have developed an understanding of the real geography of Earth. In India, the use of maps was observed during the Indus valley civilization. But the actual professional process of map-making started during the British colonial period during the mid 17th century with the great trigonometry survey. In 1767 the survey of India was formed to draw the map of India. In 1783 the map of Hindoostan was published, which included India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Many neighboring countries in the South Asian regions like Afghanistan, Burma, Srilanka, Myanmar where the British Empire had an imperial and economic interest were also included in the map.

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