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 develop into vital and stylish once again. Rethinking Maps brings jointly best researchers to discover how maps are being rethought, made and used, and what those alterations suggest for operating cartographers, utilized mapping study, and cartographic scholarship. It deals a latest overview of the varied types that mapping now takes and, drawing upon a couple of theoretic views and disciplines, presents an insightful remark on new ontological and epistemological considering with recognize to cartography.

This publication offers a various set of ways to a variety of map types and actions in what's shortly a speedily altering box. It employs a multi-disciplinary method of vital modern mapping practices, with chapters written by means of best theorists who've a global attractiveness for cutting edge considering. a lot of the hot learn round mapping is rising as severe discussion among perform and conception and this e-book has chapters fascinated with 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 resembling open-source mappings and map mash-up are being creatively explored through programmers, artists and activists. there's additionally an exam of the paintings of varied ‘everyday mappers’ in varied social and cultural contexts.

This combination of conceptual chapters and theoretically directed case experiences presents a superb source suited for a huge spectrum of researchers, complex undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in human geography, GIScience and cartography, visible anthropology, media reviews, picture 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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