Expedition to Jalapão

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The geographic expeditions sponsored by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - IBGE were implemented in 1941. Since then, a period of three decades (1940s, 1950s and 1960s) of professional practices based on geographic fieldwork was established  An investigation method based on on-site observations, the field survey was an instrument used by the Brazilian State for mapping, recognizing and integrating the National Territory, providing means to deepen the analyses on the occupation of the territory, as well the studies on the spatial transformations of great impact underway in Brazil.