4.4. Natural Mapping

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. James M. Blaut

Published Online: 24 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch42

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Blaut, J. M. (2011) Natural Mapping, 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.ch42

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: 24 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • natural mapping;
  • macro-environmental behaviour;
  • theory of mapping behaviour;
  • mapping behaviour - adaptation for macroenvironmental behaviour;
  • creditable mapping;
  • protomapping skills - manifested in toy play;
  • mapping behaviour and linguistic behaviour;
  • mapping behaviour as cultural universal;
  • cadastral maps of property and productive land;
  • geography as a whole being ‘natural’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • The problem for theory and practice

  • Macro-environmental behaviour

  • Mapping behaviour as a specific adaptation for macroenvironmental behaviour

  • Empirical evidence of early mapping in children

  • The basic protomapping skills

  • Do we have ‘mads’ and ‘masses’?

  • Mapping behaviour as a cultural universal

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also