Mapping Different Geographies by William Cartwright (auth.), Karel Kriz, William Cartwright,

By William Cartwright (auth.), Karel Kriz, William Cartwright, Lorenz Hurni (eds.)

This booklet is the result of the paintings of participants who participated within the wo- store “Mapping diversified Geographies (MDG)” in February 2010, held in Puchberg am Schneeberg, Austria. This assembly introduced jointly cartographers, artists and geoscientists who study and perform in purposes that concentrate on improving o- to-one communique or strengthen and evaluation methodologies that offer inno- tive equipment for sharing info. the most goal of the workshop used to be to enquire how ‘different’ geographies are being mapped and the chances for constructing new theories and methods for info layout and move in line with position or situation. so one can converse those options it used to be very important to understand the various contrasting meanings of ‘mapping’ that have been held via workshop contributors. additionally, the various (and various) viewpoints of what diverse geographies are, have been ela- rated upon and mentioned. consequently, because the specialise in house and time was once embedded inside everyone’s felds of research, this was once addressed in the course of the workshop. This ended in very enticing discourse, which, every now and then, uncovered the constraints that sure methods have to examine. For contributors, this proved to be most valuable, as this allowed them to understand the boundaries and regulations in their personal method of figuring out and representing diverse geographies. to boot, the workshop additionally was once such a lot worthwhile as a motor vehicle for demonstrating the typical flooring of curiosity held via the very different components of endeavour that the workshop members paintings within.

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DC Comics Atlas of its cities of the Eastern US Seaboard. jpg Fig. â•… Gotham City. paratime. ca/v_and_v/pics/gotham_city. 1╇ Mapping Comics Comic publishers have also produced maps that depict features of their worlds. Marvel comics published The Official Handbook of the Marvel Comics map of Manhattan (c. 13c). 2╇ Mapping Music The cover of Neil Young’s album ‘Greendale’ (2003) is a map of the fictional Californian coastal town of Greendale. It shows the elements of life of the Green family relevant to the songs on the album: Captain John Green’s boat; Jed’s seafish apartment; scene of the crime; Carmichael’s house; etc.

Diagrams are abstracted to a certain criteria of relevance that can be generalized. g. a blue-print of an architect’s drawing for the construction of a house. Mapping Practices for Different Geographies 41 This is what accounts for the creative potential of diagrams: since they allow experimenting on, both on paper, on screen or in our minds, this very feature makes them excellent tools for outlining both thought and action. It makes them indispensable for formal reasoning: according to Charles Sanders Peirce, diagrammatic reasoning is fundamental to our thought processes.

Acknowledgements Thank you to the anonymous reviewer whose comments have been incorporated into this paper. , 1884, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, London. , 1998, ‘Network-Centric GIS: New Means to Access Spatial Information’, Proceedings of GIS PLANET, CD-Rom, September 1998, Lisbon, Portugal. 1, pp34–44 Banchoff, T. , 1990, “From Flatland to Hypergraphics: Interacting with Higher Dimensions”, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 364–372. Borden, K. A. and Cutter, S.

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