Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS - Crampton, Jeremy W.
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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,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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
  • Produktdetails
  • Critical Introductions to Geog Nr.4
  • Verlag: BLACKWELL PUBL / John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 217
  • Erscheinungstermin: Februar 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 167mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 382g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405121736
  • ISBN-10: 1405121734
  • Artikelnr.: 27878104
Autorenporträt
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.
Inhaltsangabe
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