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Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS is an introduction to the critical issues surrounding mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across a wide range of disciplines for the non-specialist reader.
Examines the key influences Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography have on the study of geography and other related disciplines
Represents the first in-depth summary of the new cartography" that has appeared since the early 1990s
Provides an explanation of what this new critical cartography is, why it is important, and how it is relevant to a broad, interdisciplinary set of readers
Presents theoretical discussion supplemented with real-world case studies
Brings together both a technical understanding of GIS and mapping as well as sensitivity to the importance of theory
About the Author
Jeremy W. Crampton is Associate Professor of Geography at Georgia State University, where he teaches cartography and political geography. He is the author of The Political Mapping of Cyberspace (2003) and Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography (edited with Stuart Elden, 2007), and is the editor of the journal Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization.