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portolan

(ˈpɔːtəˌlæn)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a book of sailing charts with notations on coasts, harbours, etc
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(35.) Soussan C, Gouraud A, Portolan G, Jean-Pastor MJ, Pecriaux C, Montastruc JL, Damase-Michel C, Lacroix I.
Looking at both the Jean Rotz Mappa Mundi and the larger, Vallard version, from their equivalent of Cape York, the coast runs at 125[degrees] Magnetic (136[degrees] True) from the compass rose located on the coast at 15[degrees]S on the original, portolan, version of the Vallard map, to the southern part of an inshore island lying at 28[degrees]S.
Itinerary maps, too, originated in the Middle Ages, but they proliferated suddenly in the early sixteenth century in the form of conquest narratives that traced routes across land, portolan charts that traced routes along coastlines, and derroteros that marked routes through the ocean's seemingly trackless expanses.
If the avatar is a Christian pilgrim, the orientation might always be toward Jerusalem (a common centre of medieval European maps), or if the user's persona is a ship's captain, the map gives general coastal locations, as medieval portolan charts marked important ports.
Caption: Vesconte Milaggiolo, portolan planisphere (detail), 1531, lapis lazuli, pigment, gold, and silver on vellum 36 x 80 3/8".
Laid out on the conference table of The Library's Board Room were magnificent and historic manuscript and engraved maps, including the super rare Murillo-Velarde map of 1734, a 1575 portolan of Luzon, a map of Manila describing the British attack of 1762, a 1775 map showing Metro Manila then practically all rural.
Before the development of portolan charts in the 14th century; that defined routes around the Mediterranean, most maps were intended as summaries of knowledge and not as an actual spatial record.
Present on the occasion were Ewa Polano, Swedish ambassador to Qatar;Mohamed bin Misnad, chairman, MBM Transport; Faisal Sharif, managingdirector, Domasco; Jithesh K V, director-Middle East & CIS, VolvoBus Corporation; and Ricardo Portolan, head of Middle East & Africa,Marcopolo Brazil.
Toulouse: S Ougier; E Ntamack (capt), P Carbonneau (E Artiguste, 93), T Castaignede, D Berty (U Mola, 69); C Deylaud, J Cazalbou; C Califano, P Soula, C Portolan, H Miorin, F Belot, D Lacroix (R Castel, 68), H Manent, S Dispagne.Reps (unused): C Guiter, N Bacque, O Carbonneau, P Lasserre.
(1) Surveys of measurement tools such as "A Study of Traffic Management Detection Methods & Tools" (2) and "A Survey on Internet Performance Measurement Platforms and Related Standardization Efforts" (3) describe a multitude of tools such as NetPolice, NANO, DiffProbe, Glasnost, ShaperProbe, Chkdiff, SamKnows, BISmark, Dasu, Netradar, Portolan, RIPE Atlas, and perfSONAR intended for use in detecting net neutrality violations.