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Joaquim Alves Gaspar Print E-mail
Post-doc researcher, CIUHCT. ISEGI/UNL.
alvesgaspar(at)netcabo.pt

Research interests

  • History of Cartography
  • History of Nautical Science
  • Cartometric analysis and modeling of early maps

Projects

  • "Estudo da cartografia náutica portuguesa dos séculos XV e seguintes: uma abordagem multidisciplinar" , post-doc research project, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCT SFRH/BPD/69715/2010), 2010-2016.

Publications (selection)

  1. Joaquim Alves Gaspar e Henrique Leitão, "Squaring the Circle: How Mercator Constructed His Projection in 1569", Imago Mundi, 66:1 (2014), 1-24.
  2. Joaquim Alves Gaspar , "Blunders, Errors and Entanglements: Scrutinizing the Cantino Planisphere with a Cartometric Eye", Imago Mundi, 64: 2 (2012), 181-200.
  3. Joaquim Alves Gaspar , "De la Méditerranée à l’Océan: Nouveaux problèmes, nouvelles solutions", in Catherine Hofmann et. al. (dir.),  L'Âge d'or des cartes maritimes - Quand l'Europe découvrait le monde, (Paris: Seuil & Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2012), pp. 126-135.
  4. Joaquim Alves Gaspar, "Using Empirical map projections for modeling early nautical charts", in Anne Ruas (ed.), Advances in Cartography and GIScience, vol. 2. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, (Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2011), pp. 227-
    247.
  5. Joaquim Alves Gaspar, "Pedro Nunes e a Carta de Marear", in Carlos Fiolhais et. al. (ed.), História da Ciência Luso-Brasileira: Coimbra entre Portugal e o Brasil (Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2013), p. 35-49.
  6. Joaquim Alves Gaspar, From the Portolan Chart of the Mediterranean to the Latitude Chart of the Atlantic: Cartometric Analysis and Modeling. (Lisboa: tese de doutoramento (ISEGI/UNL), 2010).
  7. Joaquim Alves Gaspar, "Dead reckoning and magnetic declination: unveiling the mystery of portolan charts", e-Perimetron, 3: 4 (2008), 191-203.
  8. Joaquim Alves Gaspar, Dicionário de Ciências Cartográficas, 2.ª edição (Lisboa: Lidel – Edições Técnicas, 2008).
  9. Joaquim Alves Gaspar, "The Myth of the Square Chart", e-Perimetron, 2: 2, (2007), 66-79.
  10. Joaquim Alves Gaspar, Cartas e Projecções Cartográficas, 3.ª edição (Lisboa: Lidel – Edições Técnicas, 2005).

Scientific Societies and other institutions

  • International Cartographic Association – member of the Commission “Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage”, since 2006