Rethinking the Power of Maps

Rethinking the Power of Maps

Denis Wood


A modern follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this booklet takes a clean examine what maps do, whose pursuits they serve, and the way they are often utilized in extraordinary, inventive, and radical methods. Denis wooden describes how cartography facilitated the increase of the fashionable country and the way maps proceed to include and undertaking the pursuits in their creators. He demystifies the hidden assumptions of mapmaking and explores the guarantees and barriers of numerous counter-mapping practices at the present time. Thought-provoking illustrations contain U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation maps; and diverse examples of severe cartography, participatory GIS, and map art.

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