Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin


Maps are altering. they've got turn into very important and classy once again. Rethinking Maps brings jointly major researchers to discover how maps are being rethought, made and used, and what those adjustments suggest for operating cartographers, utilized mapping learn, and cartographic scholarship. It deals a modern review of the various types that mapping now takes and, drawing upon a couple of theoretic views and disciplines, presents an insightful observation on new ontological and epistemological considering with recognize to cartography.

This ebook offers a various set of ways to quite a lot of map kinds and actions in what's shortly a swiftly altering box. It employs a multi-disciplinary method of vital modern mapping practices, with chapters written by way of best theorists who've a global acceptance for leading edge considering. a lot of the recent examine round mapping is rising as serious discussion among perform and conception and this publication has chapters enthusiastic about intersections with play, race and cinema. different chapters talk about cartographic illustration, sustainable mapping and visible geographies. It additionally considers how replacement versions of map construction and use similar to open-source mappings and map mash-up are being creatively explored by means of programmers, artists and activists. there's additionally an exam of the paintings of varied ‘everyday mappers’ in various social and cultural contexts.

This combination of conceptual chapters and theoretically directed case experiences offers a superb source fitted to a wide spectrum of researchers, complex undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in human geography, GIScience and cartography, visible anthropology, media stories, photograph layout and special effects. Rethinking Maps is an important and important textual content for all these learning or having an curiosity in cartography.

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