Chapter 1. Maps – A Perverse Sense of the Unseemly

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch1

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2009) Maps – A Perverse Sense of the Unseemly, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch1

Author Information

  1. Atlanta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Critical Introductions to Geography

Book Series Editors:

  1. John Paul Jones III

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121729

Online ISBN: 9781444317411

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Keywords:

  • maps, perverse sense of the unseemly;
  • introduction to critical cartography and GIS;
  • cartographic voices examining GIS effects and mapping in pursuit of homeland security;
  • mapping, cartography and GIS - engaging with critical issues;
  • distinction between mapmaking and cartography;
  • geospatial technology or GIS;
  • cartography formalized as discipline and mapping valorized as “scientific”;
  • mapping, field of power/knowledge relations;
  • field of tension in mapping;
  • “Critical” approaches to GIS and cartography

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Need for Critique

  • The Third Way?

  • A Note on Terminology