ACSM-CaGIS Half-Day Workshop. Wednesday April 2 nd , 8am-12pm Yuma 23. CLANDESTINE CARTOGRAPHY: AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHY AND THE EARTH SCIENCES THROUGH THE KEYHOLE OF CLASSIFIED RECONNAISSANCE PROGRAMS, FROM CORONA TO GAMBIT TO HEXAGON (1958-1980). Keith Clarke, UCSB &
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Wednesday April 2nd,
CLANDESTINE CARTOGRAPHY: AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHY AND THE EARTH SCIENCES THROUGH THE KEYHOLE OF CLASSIFIED RECONNAISSANCE PROGRAMS, FROM CORONA TO GAMBIT TO HEXAGON (1958-1980)
Keith Clarke, UCSB
John Cloud, Cornell University
“The arrival of the Discoverer 14 film at PIC was marked by a special presentation. During the U-2 overflights, the practice had been established that the photo interpreters would have nighttime briefings in the PIC auditorium. They were shown a map of the Soviet Union, with a squiggly line showing the route of the U-2, and were briefed on its important targets. When they assembled for the briefing on Mission 9009, PIC Director Arthur Lundahl told the photo interpreters that it was “something new and great we’ve got here.” Jack Gardner opened the curtain over the map of the Soviet Union. Instead of a single squiggle covering only a tiny part of the USSR, there were eight broad bands running north to south across the whole width of the Soviet landmass. The photo interpreters began to cheer.” (Peebles, 1997, p.91)