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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Maps as social constructions : power, communication and visualization

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CRAMPTON J.W. ;

Abstract

Two developments in cartography mark an epistemic break with the assumption that maps are unproblematic communication devices. These are 1) investigations of maps as practices of power-knowledge, and 2) geographic visualization which uses the map's power to explore, analyze and visualize spatial datasets to understand patterns better. These developments are key components of a maps as social constructions approach, emphasizing the genealogy of power in mapping practices, and enabling multiple, contingent and exploratory perspectives of data

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Progress in human geography / ISSN 0309-1325

Editor : Arnold, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 25, no2 [pp. 235-252]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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