Tome Marelić

Tome Marelić
University of Zadar · Department of Geography

PhD

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Tome Marelić is a research assistant at Department of Geography, University of Zadar. His prime research interest is quantitative (cartometric) analysis of old maps and charts, with current (PhD) research focused on geometric properties of Adriatic Sea basin coastline renderings on portolan charts. (http://www.unizd.hr/geografija/nastavnici/tome-marelic)

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The research goal is to determine the level of accuracy of Adriatic Sea renderings on selected portolan charts by using the quantitatively–analytical approach based on the comparison of geometric features of point data samples obtained from portolan charts with geometric features of point data samples obtained from modern map, projected in selected...
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Portolan charts, the oldest preserved (manuscript) nautical charts, were made in the Mediterranean area during the late Medieval and Early Modern Ages. In parallel with them, the portolani – the textual records that primarily contain distance and bearing data between certain coastal features like ports, islands or promontories – were also produced....
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The geometry of Adriatic Sea basin renderings on 12 portolan charts made from the late thirteenth to the late sixteenth century was compared to a modern map by applying Helmert transformation in order to preserve their initial geometry and by using the same 40 identical points per chart. In the first stage of the research, the geometry of the porto...
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Distance and bearing navigational data for the Adriatic Sea basin, extracted from five late-medieval and Early Modern portolani, is examined and computationally compared to the geometry of their renderings, plotted both on a modern map projected in selected map projections, and on a sample of selected portolan charts georeferenced on them. The main...
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The karst landscapes of the Mediterranean are regarded as some of the most vulnerable, fragile, and complex systems in the world. They hold a particularly interesting group of small islands with a distinctive, recognizable landscape. The Republic of Croatia (HR), which has one of the most indented coasts in the world, is particularly known for them...
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Early Modern Age nautical charts can be considered as a source of knowledge, a means of navigation and a medium of communication. Given that these charts are intended primarily for seafarers, it is reasonable to question the extent of their usability for the planning and implementation of various navigation tasks. The aim of the research is to dete...
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The French royal cosmographer André Thevet wrote many works, including Le Grand Insulaire et Pilotage. The second volume of this work (a navigation manual), prepared in manuscript form in 1586, describes the Croatian coast and islands and includes maps of Krk, Pag, Ugljan with Pašman, Čiovo, Brač, Hvar, and Korčula. These achievements are completel...
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The research goal is to determine the level of accuracy of Adriatic Sea renderings on selected portolan charts by using the quantitatively–analytical approach based on the comparison of geometric features of point data samples obtained from portolan charts with geometric features of point data samples obtained from modern map, projected in selected...
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The accuracy of portolan charts is incomparably superior to that of their closest medieval predecessors, known as mappae mundi. It has triggered several research projects, including this one, to determine their geometric properties compared to modern maps based on surveys and map projections. Cartometric analysis was conducted on a sample of 12 p...
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The paper discusses the possibilities of depicting movement on static thematic maps, using migration as an example – a process which is a part of everyday life, but which may be spatially and temporarily extremely variable. Migrations are mostly depicted using flow maps in demographic literature and elsewhere, for example in daily newspapers. Flow...
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The paper is about characteristics analysis of major winds across the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea and their impact on organization of sailing ship navigation from prehistory until mid nineteenth century. Research area was divided into northern, middle and southern part of eastern Adriatic, and parameters for three prevailing winds – bora, jug...
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The paper is about characteristics analysis of major winds across the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea and their impact on organization of sailing ship navigation from prehistory until mid nineteenth century. Research area was divided into northern, middle and southern part of eastern Adriatic, and parameters for three prevailing winds – bora, jug...
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The paper is about characteristics analysis of major winds across the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea and their impact on organization of sailing ship navigation from prehistory until mid nineteenth century. Research area was divided into northern, middle and southern part of eastern Adriatic, and parameters for three prevailing winds - bora, jug...
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Prirodno-geografska osnova vrlo je važan resurs razvoja Zadarske županije. Ona je uvelike utjecala na tijek dosadašnjega društvenog i gospodarskog razvoja, utječući na odabir te kvantitativna i kvalitativna obilježja osnovnih ekonomskih aktivnosti, izgradnju prometne i stambene infrastrukture, ali i na način svakidašnjega života prilagođenog dnevno...

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The project goal is to supplement existing knowledge of early modern charts of the Adriatic Sea based on the interdisciplinary approach (geographic, historiographic, geodetic, and nautical) in order to advance research on nautical charts of the Adriatic Sea and to evaluate cartographic sources as media of communicating in space and about space. Scientific project IP-2020-02-5339, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation.