THE WOMAN AND THE OFFICIAL CARTOGRAPHY IN THE SPAIN OF 20TH CENTURY

Maria Dolores Abad

National Geographic Information Center of Spain

dolores.abad@cnig.es

 

In the last decades of 20th Century, the incorporation of the woman to the professional activities has been a remarkable reality.

 

In the present paper I present a general study of the role of the women who have had diverse tasks related with the cartography and theirs evolution throughout the different decades up to coming to the current situation.

 

There is realized a description of the different public organisms that have been in charge of the production of the official cartography in Spain as frame of reference to place the feminine position, in relation to the cartographic topics.

 

There are analyzed the historical circumstances that have explained different moments of advance and setback by very unequal paces of the incorporation of the Spanish woman to the cartographic tasks throughout the 20th Century.

 

Also there is analyzed the singular consideration of the different academic qualifications and theirs influence in the access of the women to the cartographic estates.