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Alexander J. Kent, Peter Vujakovic (Hrsg.) (2018): The Routledge handbook of mapping and cartography, Routledge: London, New York.

This new Handbook unites cartographic theory and praxis with the principles of cartographic design and their application. It offers a critical appraisal of the current state of the art, science, and technology of map-making in a convenient and well-illustrated guide that will appeal to an international and multi-disciplinary audience. No single-volume work in the field is comparable in terms of its accessibility, currency, and scope.

The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography draws on the wealth of new scholarship and practice in this emerging field, from the latest conceptual developments in mapping and advances in map-making technology to reflections on the role of maps in society. It brings together 43 engaging chapters on a diverse range of topics, including the history of cartography, map use and user issues, cartographic design, remote sensing, volunteered geographic information (VGI), and map art.

The title’s expert contributions are drawn from an international base of influential academics and leading practitioners, with a view to informing theoretical development and best practice. This new volume will provide the reader with an exceptionally wide-ranging introduction to mapping and cartography and aim to inspire further engagement within this dynamic and exciting field.

The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography offers a unique reference point that will be of great interest and practical use to all map-makers and students of geographic information science, geography, cultural studies, and a range of related disciplines.

Table of Contents

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List of contributors



Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic


Situating Cartography: From Craft to Performance

1 Max Eckert and the Foundations of Modern Cartographic Praxis

GyulaPapay (translated by Sabine Afflerback-Thom and Anja Hopfstock)

2 The Communication Models in Cartography

Christopher Board

3 Cartography, Visual Perception and Cognitive Psychology

Amy L. Griffin

4 Understanding Map Uses and Users

Corné P.J.M. van Elzakker and Kristien Ooms

5 Map History: Discourse and Process

Matthew H. Edney

6 Critical Cartography

Chris Perkins

7 Mapping as Performance

Joe Gerlach

8 The Map as Spectacle

Peter Vujakovic


Exploring the Origins of Modern Cartography

9 Image and Imagination: Maps in Medieval Europe

Peter Barber and Catherine Delano-Smith

10 The ‘Age of Discovery’

Radu Leca

11 Mapping, Survey, and Science

Matthew H. Edney

12 The Rise of Systematic, Territorial Surveys

Matthew H. Edney

13 Cartographies of War and Peace

Timothy Barney


Measuring the Earth: From Geodesy to GPS

14 Modelling the World


15 Understanding Map Projections

E. Lynn Usery

16 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Stuart Granshaw

17 Geographical Information Systems

Paul A. Longley and James A. Cheshire

18 Global Positioning Systems

Martin Davis

19 Mobile Mapping

Martin Davis

20 Neocartography and OpenStreetMap

Steve Chilton


Understanding Cartographic Design: Principles in Practice

21 An Introduction to Map Design

Giles Darkes

22 Cartographic Aesthetics

Alexander J. Kent

23 Layout, Balance and Visual Hierarchy

Christopher Wesson

24 Colour

Mary Spence

25 Lettering and Labelling

Christopher Wesson

26 Designing Maps for Print

Judith Tyner

27 Internet Mapping

Ian Muehlenhaus

28 Maps and Atlases for Schools

Stephen Scoffham


Maps and Society: Use, Uses and Users

29 Mapping Place

Denis Wood

30 Maps and Identity

Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic

31 Maps, Power and Politics


32 Persuasive Map Design

Judith Tyner

33 Schematic Maps and the Practice of Regional Geography

Peter Thomas

34 Cartography and the News

Peter Vujakovic

35 VGI and Beyond: From Data to Mapping

Vyron Antoniou, Cristina Capineri and Muki (Mordechai) Haklay

36 Maps and Imagination

Peter Vujakovic

37 Mapping the Invisible and the Ephemeral

Kate McLean

38 Mapping in Art

Inge Panneels

39 Gaming Maps and Virtual Worlds

Alison Gazzard


Reflections on the Future of Mapping and Cartography

40 Hunches and Hopes

Mark Monmonier

41 Can a Map Change the World?

Danny Dorling

42 Educating Tomorrow’s Cartographers

Beata Medynska-Gulij

43 Drawing maps: Human vs. machine

William Cartwright