Themes covered include paradigms, politics, people, aesthetics and technology. Original interpretative essays set the literature into intellectual context within these themes. Excerpts are drawn from leading scholars and researchers in a range of cognate fields including: Cartography, Geography, Anthropology, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science and Graphic Design.
The Map Reader provides a new unique single source reference to the essential literature in the cartographic field:
- more than fifty specially edited excerpts from key, classic articles and monographs
- critical introductions by experienced experts in the field
- focused coverage of key mapping practices, techniques and ideas
- a valuable resource suited to a broad spectrum of researchers and students working in cartography and GIScience, geography, the social sciences, media studies, and visual arts
- full page colour illustrations of significant maps as provocative visual ‘think-pieces’
- fully indexed, clearly structured and accessible ways into a fast changing field of cartographic research
Co-edited by Martin Dodge and Chris Perkins, Senior Lecturers in Human Geography in the School of Environment and Development, the University of Manchester; and Rob Kitchin, Professor of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Keywords: GIS & Remote Sensing