Innovation of map invention in the Islamic civilization

Roziah Sidik @ Mat Sidek, Mat Sidek, Nabihah Liyana Salan, Entin Hidayah

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This article discusses innovations which occurred in the invention of world maps in the Islamic civilization. The purpose is to study the said innovations as well as the contributions of prominent figures involved, at once uplifting the status of Islam as a civilization which recognizes progress in science and technology. The method used is content analysis by examining related resources. This study finds that innovation had occurred in map invention beginning with a map produced by Marinus and improved by Ptolemy. Map invention later developed during the Abbasid reign with the making of al-Ma'mun's maps and then al-Idrisi's maps. The importance of this study lies in the huge contribution of innovation in map invention to the world community especially in geographical knowledge and the (coordinates) locations of places in these maps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • al-idrisi's map
  • al-Ma'mun's map
  • Map invention
  • Ptolemy

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Innovation of map invention in the Islamic civilization. / Sidik @ Mat Sidek, Roziah; Sidek, Mat; Salan, Nabihah Liyana; Hidayah, Entin.

In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 321-325.

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Sidik @ Mat Sidek, R, Sidek, M, Salan, NL & Hidayah, E 2012, 'Innovation of map invention in the Islamic civilization', Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 321-325.
Sidik @ Mat Sidek, Roziah ; Sidek, Mat ; Salan, Nabihah Liyana ; Hidayah, Entin. / Innovation of map invention in the Islamic civilization. In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 321-325.
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