Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS / Edition 1

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS / Edition 1

by Jeremy W. Crampton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405121734

ISBN-13: 9781405121736

Pub. Date: 02/15/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS is an introduction to the critical issues surrounding mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across a wide range of disciplines for the non-specialist reader.

  • Examines the key influences Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography have on the study of geography and other

Overview

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS is an introduction to the critical issues surrounding mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across a wide range of disciplines for the non-specialist reader.

  • Examines the key influences Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography have on the study of geography and other related disciplines
  • Represents the first in-depth summary of the “new cartography” that has appeared since the early 1990s
  • Provides an explanation of what this new critical cartography is, why it is important, and how it is relevant to a broad, interdisciplinary set of readers
  • Presents theoretical discussion supplemented with real-world case studies
  • Brings together both a technical understanding of GIS and mapping as well as sensitivity to the importance of theory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405121736
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Series:
Critical Introductions to Geography Series, #4
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,118,996
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

List of Figures viii

List of Tables xi

About the Cover: Size Matters xii

1 Maps - A Perverse Sense of the Unseemly 1

2 What is Critique? 13

3 Maps 2.0: Map Mashups and New Spatial Media 25

4 What is Critical Cartography and GIS? 39

5 How Mapping Became Scientific 49

6 Governing with Maps: Cartographic Political Economy 62

7 The Political History of Cartography Deconstructed: Harley, Gall, and Peters 81

8 GIS After Critique: What Next? 98

9 Geosurveillance and Spying with Maps 112

10 Cyberspace and Virtual Worlds 128

11 The Cartographic Construction of Race and Identity 144

12 The Poetics of Space: Art, Beauty, and Imagination 160

13 Epilogue: Beyond the Cartographic Anxiety? 177

References 185

Index 203

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