Classics in Cartography: Reflections on influential articles from Cartographica / Edition 1

Classics in Cartography: Reflections on influential articles from Cartographica / Edition 1

by Martin Dodge
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Classics in Cartography: Reflections on influential articles from Cartographica / Edition 1

Classics in Cartography provides an intellectually-drivenreinterpretation of a selection of ten touchstone articles in thedevelopment of mapping scholarship over the last four decades. The‘classics’ are drawn exclusively from the internationalpeer-review journal Cartographica and are reprinted in fullhere. They are accompanied by newly commissioned reflective essaysby the original article authors, and other eminent scholars, toprovide fresh interpretation of the meaning of the ideas presentedand their wider, lasting impact on cartographic research.

The book provides an equal balance of influential articles fromthe past and current commentaries which highlight their impact andcurrent context. Read in combination the original‘classic’ articles and these new reflective essaysdemonstrate how cartography works as a powerful representationalform and explores how various different aspects of mapping practicehave been conceptualized by an influential set of academicresearchers.

  • Collates ‘classic’ articles from four decades ofthe journal Cartographica
  • Brings key articles up-to-date with contemporary interpretativeessays by the leading scholars in mapping research
  • Themes covered are the epistemological of mapping practice, theontological underpinnings of cartographic representation, and thecontested societal implications of maps
  • Evaluates the progression of the field of cartographic researchand demonstrates how new theoretical ideas originate, develop andcirculate
  • Provides a signpost for students and new researchers on the keyarticles in cartography to read and reflect upon

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470681749
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Martin Dodge, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Manchester, Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

Contributor’s Biographies.



1. What are the ‘classic’ articles in cartography?(Martin Dodge).

Section One: Epistemological Practice.

2. Algorithms for the Reduction of the Number of Points Requiredto Represent a Digitized Line or its Caricature (1973) (David H.Douglas and Thomas K. Peucker).

3. Reflection Essay: Algorithms for the Reduction of the Numberof Points Required to Represent a Digitized Line or its Caricature(Tom Poiker and David Douglas).

4. The Nature of Boundaries on ‘Area-Class’ Maps(1989) (David M. Mark and Ferenc Csillag).

5. Reflection Essay: The Nature of Boundaries on‘Area-Class’ Maps (David M. Mark).

6. Strategies for the Visualization of Geographic Time-SeriesData (1990) (Mark Monmonier).

7. Reflection Essay: Strategies for the Visualization ofGeographic Time-Series Data (Mark Monmonier).

8. PPGIS in Community Development Planning: Framing theOrganizational Context (2001) (Sarah Elwood and RinaGhose).

9. Reflection Essay: PPGIS in Community DevelopmentPlanning (Sarah Elwood and Rina Ghose).

Section Two: Ontological Understanding.

10. Cartographic Communication and Geographic Understanding(1976) (Leonard Guelke).

11. Reflection Essay:Cartographic Communication and GeographicUnderstanding (Mordechai (Muki) Haklay and Catherine Emma(Kate) Jones).

12. A Conceptual Framework and Comparison of Spatial Data Models(1984) (Donna J. Peuquet).

13. Reflection Essay: A Conceptual Framework and Comparison ofSpatial Data Models (Jeremy Mennis).

14. Designs on Signs: Myth and Meaning in Maps (1986) (DenisWood and John Fels).

15. Reflection Essay: Designs on Signs/Myth and Meaning in Maps(Denis Wood and John Fels).

Section Three: Politics and Society.

16. Deconstructing the Map (1989) (J.B. Harley).

17. Reflection Essay: Deconstructing the Map (Jeremy W.Crampton). 

18. Cartography Without ‘Progress’: Reinterpretingthe Nature and Historical Development of Mapmaking (1993)(Matthew H. Edney).

19. Reflection Essay: Progress and the Nature of‘Cartography’(Jeremy W. Crampton). (Matthew H.Edney).

20. Between Demythologizing and Deconstructing the Map:Shawnadithit’s New-Found-Land and the Alienation of Canada(1995) (Matthew Sparke).

21. The Look of Surveillance Returns: Reflection Essay: BetweenDemythologizing and Deconstructing the Map (MattSparke).


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