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Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS (Critical Introductions to Geography)

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The use of maps as a means of conveying geographical information hasn't changed much since ancient times. But the methods of gathering data for map-making, of course, have changed drastically. Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS examines the critical role that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography play in the study of geography and a wide range of disciplines. By exploring topics such as race and identity, the politics of GIS, the mapping of cyberspace, surveillance, and map art, we discover exactly what it means to “use” maps and GIS critically in today's world.

The book also examines the historical development of mapping, reviews the emergence of thematic mapping in modern Europe, and explores how maps produce space and place. Several real-world case studies illustrate key concepts and provide readers with a practical context for the theoretical approaches and ideas being presented. Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS firmly situates mapping at the heart of thinking geographically and provides readers with a solid conceptual foundation in the basic principles of cartography and the technological advances that have changed the face of map-making.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Jeremy W. Crampton is Associate Professor of Geography at Georgia State University, where he teaches cartography and political geography. He is the author of The Political Mapping of Cyberspace (2003) and Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography (edited with Stuart Elden, 2007), and is the editor of the journal Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization.

Table of Contents

Part I MAPPING AND ITS DISCONTENTS.

1 Mapping landscape.

2 How to lie with maps.

3 Mapping and technology.

4 Critiques of GIS and cartography.

Interlude 1: The Peters projection controvery.

PART II WHY USE MAPS.

5 The communication model in the C20.

6 Emergence of thematic mapping in modern Europe.

7 Contemporary GIS as governmental rationality.

Interlude 2: Maps, silences, and secrecy.

Part III PRODUCING AND REPRESENTING THE LANDSCAPE.

8 Mapping and the production of space.

9 Producing the intangible: mapping cyberspace.

10 GIS and society.

Interlude 3: GIS and security.

PART IV TOWARDS A POLITICS OF GIS AND CARTOGRAPHY.

11 Genealogy and politics of GIS and cartography.

12 From the national body to the personal body.

13 Dwelling in the polis

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405121736
Author:
Crampton, Jeremy W., Dr
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Crampton, Jeremy W.
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
Cartography -- Computer programs.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Geography-General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
GIS, Remote Sensing & Cartography
Subject:
Maps, GIS, cartography, data, surveillance, new spatial media, geosurveillance, critical cartography
Copyright:
Series:
Critical Introductions to Geography
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20110919
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 20 oz

Related Subjects

Engineering » Civil Engineering » Cartography
History and Social Science » Geography » General
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"Synopsis" by , 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
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