1.4. The Science of Cartography and its Essential Processes

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. Joel L. Morrison

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch4

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Morrison, J. L. (2011) The Science of Cartography and its Essential Processes, in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation (eds M. Dodge, R. Kitchin and C. Perkins), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • science of cartography;
  • processes being central - cartography practices as ‘communications science’;
  • Ratajski's structural model of cartographical transmission;
  • Morrison's ideas and cognitive science;
  • model of cartographical transmission;
  • cognitive realms of cartographer (initiator) - and map reader (receiver);
  • Venn diagram;
  • cartographer's conception of map;
  • processes producing a map;
  • cartographic language and cartographer symbolizing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • Reality to cognitive realms

  • Formation of the cartographer's conception of a map from his cognitive realm

  • The cartographic language

  • Map reading and the cognitive realm of the observer

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also