The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

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Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin, Chris Perkins
John Wiley & Sons, 9 mai 2011 - 504 pagini

WINNER OF THE CANTEMIR PRIZE 2012 awarded by the Berendel Foundation

The Map Reader brings together, for the first time, classic and hard-to-find articles on mapping. This book provides a wide-ranging and coherent edited compendium of key scholarly writing about the changing nature of cartography over the last half century. The editorial selection of fifty-four theoretical and thought provoking texts demonstrates how cartography works as a powerful representational form and explores how different mapping practices have been conceptualised in particular scholarly contexts.

Themes covered include paradigms, politics, people, aesthetics and technology. Original interpretative essays set the literature into intellectual context within these themes. Excerpts are drawn from leading scholars and researchers in a range of cognate fields including: Cartography, Geography, Anthropology, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science and Graphic Design.

The Map Reader provides a new unique single source reference to the essential literature in the cartographic field:

  • more than fifty specially edited excerpts from key, classic articles and monographs
  • critical introductions by experienced experts in the field
  • focused coverage of key mapping practices, techniques and ideas
  • a valuable resource suited to a broad spectrum of researchers and students working in cartography and GIScience, geography, the social sciences, media studies, and visual arts
  • full page colour illustrations of significant maps as provocative visual ‘think-pieces’
  • fully indexed, clearly structured and accessible ways into a fast changing field of cartographic research

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Area Cartograms Their Use and Creation
ColorBrewer org An Online Tool for Selecting Colour
Maps Mapping Modernity Art and Cartography in
Affective Geovisualisations
Mobile Maps
The Geographic Beauty of a Photographic Archive
Introductory Essay Cognition and Cultures of Mapping
Map Makers are Human Comments on the Subjective

Drawing Things Together
Cartography Without Progress Reinterpreting the Nature
Exploratory Cartographic Visualisation Advancing
Speculation Critique and Invention
Beyond the Binaries A Methodological Intervention
Rethinking Maps
Introductory Essay Technologies of Mapping
A Century of Cartographic Change from Technological
Manufacturing Metaphors Public Cartography the Market
Maps and Mapping Technologies of the Persian Gulf
Cartographic Futures on a Digital Earth
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems
GIS ideal and practice
Extending the Map Metaphor Using Web Delivered
Imaging the World The State of Online Mapping
Introductory Essay Cartographic Aesthetics and Map Design
Interplay of Elements from Cartographic Relief Presentation
Cartography as a Visual Technique from The Look of Maps
Generalisation in Statistical Mapping
Strategies for the Visualisation of Geographic TimeSeries
A Primer
Natural Mapping
The Map as Biography Thoughts on Ordnance Survey Map
Reading Maps
Comparing the Maps
Refiguring Geography Parish Maps of Common Ground
Understanding and Learning Maps
Citizens as Sensors The World of Volunteered Geography
Usability Evaluation of Web Mapping Sites
Introductory Essay Power and Politics of Mapping
The Time and Space of the Enlightenment Project from
Texts Hermeneutics and Propaganda Maps
Mapping A New Technology of Space GeoBody from Siam
Fictionalizing the
Territorial Claims and CounterMapping
A Map that Roared and an Original Atlas Canada
Cartographic Rationality and the Politics of Geosurveillance
Queering the Map The Productive Tensions of Colliding
Mapping the Digital Empire Google Earth and the Process
Cartographies of Protest On the inside back cover
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Martin Dodge and Chris Perkins, Senior Lecturers in Human Geography in the School of Environment and Development, the University of Manchester; and Rob Kitchin, Professor of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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