Chapter 13. Epilogue: Beyond the Cartographic Anxiety?

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch13

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2009) Epilogue: Beyond the Cartographic Anxiety?, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch13

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



  • epilogue, beyond the cartographic anxiety;
  • maps and GIS - having “perverse sense of the unseemly”;
  • emergence of modern GIS and cartography;
  • critical social theory and mapping/GIS;
  • “shuttle diplomacy” - way of bringing thought to bear on itself, and learning to think differently;
  • David Harvey, “cartography is a major structural pillar of all forms of geographical knowledge”;
  • critique in GIS and cartography - challenging assumptions of geographical knowledges;
  • relation between freedom and questioning;
  • Michel Foucault, practice of questioning exemplifying very practice of freedom;
  • GIS Certification Institute and nationally recognized certification as GIS Professional (GISP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Necessity of Questioning

  • Beyond the Cartographic Anxiety – Thinking Out Space