Chapter 4. What Is Critical Cartography and GIS?

  1. Jeremy W. Crampton

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch4

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

How to Cite

Crampton, J. W. (2010) What Is Critical Cartography and GIS?, in Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317411.ch4

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:

  • critical cartography and GIS;
  • “Cartography is not what cartographers tell us it is” - Brian Harley;
  • critical mapping - examining relationship of knowledge with power;
  • undisciplining mapping;
  • actual business of mapmaking, collecting spatial data and mapping it out;
  • one–two punch, set of imaginative mapping practices and “undisciplined” cartography;
  • Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS);
  • shadow metaphor explanation of projections;
  • critical cartography and GIS question and “representation”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Undisciplining Mapping

  • What Is a Map? Why We Can't Define It and Why It Doesn't Matter

  • The Production of Space