From mathematical to post-representational understandings of cartography


Kitchin, Rob (2014) From mathematical to post-representational understandings of cartography. Progress in Human Geography, e-spec. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1477-0288

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Abstract

Progress in Human Geography has been a key conduit for the advancement of cartographic theory and practice over the past 40 years, pub- lishing both original papers and progress reports that discuss leading-edge cartographic thought, technological developments, and empirical works of the time. In total, 36 papers with an explicit focus on cartography have been pub- lished in the journal, 17 of which are reproduced in this virtual issue. Collectively, the papers pro- vide a fascinating historiography, told through multiple voices, into the development of carto- graphic theory and praxis since the early 1970s. This period has been one of great theore- tical and technical ferment, with several con- ceptual perspectives being developed and employed in an effort to better understand maps and mapping, and rapid technological develop- ments transforming the ways in which maps were created and employed, including digital cartography, geographic information systems, and the geoweb.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: post-representational understandings; cartography;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7270
Identification Number: 10.1177/0309132514562946
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:25
Journal or Publication Title: Progress in Human Geography
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: No
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