Story: Modern mapping and surveying

Plan of Whanganui, 1875

This plan of Whanganui (then spelt Wanganui), published by Wise’s in 1875, is an early example of a street map. Street maps became more important as urbanisation increased. This map shows sections marked out in some areas, as well as significant businesses and organisations. As towns continued to grow, street maps no longer showed individual sections.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MapColl 832.4199gmd/1875/Acc.15985

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Melanie Lovell-Smith, 'Modern mapping and surveying - A variety of maps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 May 2021)

Story by Melanie Lovell-Smith, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 17 Aug 2018