The art and intentionality of what is and isn't there.
A map can only ever express that which was put on it.
I love maps. They are beautiful, artful, informative, and ridiculously powerful. Think about this: how would our modern world function without maps that delineate topography, climatic zones, property lines, national borders, transportation routes....
This post is forthcoming, after I do much more reading. Below are some links and readings that will be shaping my thinking.
This is Not an Atlas: Start here and definitely check out the mini-documentary!
Beyond the map: an experiment in affective geographies
Espaces Temps: Ordering the World through Maps and Figures
How to Lie with Maps, Third Edition: Cool looking book
Making Maps: DIY Cartography: Resources and Ideas for Making Maps
Mapping Weird Stuff: A mix of psychology and geography
Segalo, P., Manoff, E., & Fine, M. (2015). Working With Embroideries and Counter-Maps: Engaging Memory and Imagination Within Decolonizing Frameworks. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3(1), 342-364. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.v3i1.145
The Map Room Blog: Review of "The Art of Map Illustration". Haven't dug into it too much but the author is cognizant of theory behind maps.
My Reading List
Agarwal, P. (2005). Ontological considerations in GIScience. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 19(5), 501-536. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658810500032321
Aitken, S.C., and Craine, J. (2009). Into the image and beyond: Affective visual geographies and GIScience. In M. Cope and S. Elwood (Eds). Qualitative GIS: A mixed methods approach. London: Sage.
Blue, G., Rosol, M., & Fast, V. (2019). Justice as Parity of Participation: Enhancing Arnstein’s Ladder Through Fraser’s Justice Framework. Journal of the American Planning Association, 85(3), 363–376. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2019.1619476
Brown, G., and Raymond, C. (2014). Methods for identifying land use conflict potential using participatory mapping. Landscape and Urban Planning. 122, 196-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.007
Brown, G., Sanders, S., & Reed, P. (2018). Using public participatory mapping to inform general land use planning and zoning. Landscape and Urban Planning, 177, 64–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.04.011
Brown, G., & Kyttä, M. (2018). Key issues and priorities in participatory mapping: Toward integration or increased specialization? Applied Geography, 95, 1–8. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.04.002
Brown, G., Reed, P., & Raymond, C. M. (2020). Mapping place values: 10 lessons from two decades of public participation GIS empirical research. Applied Geography, 116, 102156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102156
Bryan, J. (2011). Walking the line: Participatory mapping, indigenous rights, and neoliberalism. Geoforum, 42(1), 40–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2010.09.001
Byrne, D., & Pickard, A. J. (2016). Neogeography and the democratization of GIS: a metasynthesis of qualitative research. Information, Communication & Society, 4462(February), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2015.1125936
Calvert, K., Jahns, R. (Submitted). Participatory Mapping and Spatial Planning for Renewable Energy Development: the case of ground-mount solar in rural Ontario.
Corbett, J. and Rambaldi, G. (2009). Geographic information technologies, local knowledge, and change. In M. Cope and S. Elwood (Eds). Qualitative GIS: A mixed methods approach. London: Sage
Dalton, C. M., & Stallmann, T. (2018). Counter‐mapping data science. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien, 62(1), 93–101. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12398
Elwood, S. (2006). Critical Issues in Participatory GIS: Deconstructions, Reconstructions, and New Research Directions. Transactions in GIS, 10(5), 693–708. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9671.2006.01023.x
Fagerholm, N., Eilola, S., Kisanga, D., Arki, V., & Käyhkö, N. (2019). Place-based landscape services and potential of participatory spatial planning in multifunctional rural landscapes in Southern highlands, Tanzania. Landscape Ecology, 34(7), 1769–1787. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00847-2
Firth, R. (2014). Critical cartography as anarchist pedagogy? Ideas for praxis inspired by the 56a infoshop map archive. Interface : a journal for and about social movements. 16 (1), pp. 156-184. https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/85q12
Forrester, J., Cook, B., Bracken, L., Cinder, S., and Donaldson, A. (2015). Combining participatory mapping with Q-methodology to map stakeholder perceptions of complex environmental problems. Applied Geography. 56, 199-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.11.019
Garcia-Martin, M., Fagerholm, N., Bieling, C. et al. (2017). Participatory mapping of landscape values in a Pan-European perspective. Landscape Ecology. 32, 2133–2150. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-017-0531-x
Goodchild, M. F. (2015). Two decades on: Critical GIScience since 1993. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien, 59(1), 3–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12117
Harvey, F. (2018), Critical GIS: Distinguishing critical theory from critical thinking. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 62: 35-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12440
Hunt, D., and Stevenson, S. A. (2017). Decolonizing geographies of power: indigenous digital counter-mapping practices on turtle Island. Settler Colonial Studies, 7(3), 372–392. https://doi.org/10.1080/2201473X.2016.1186311
Kent, A.J. (2012). From a Dry Statement of Facts to a Thing of Beauty: Understanding Aesthetics in the Mapping and Counter-Mapping of Place. Cartographic Perspectives, 73, 39-60. https://doi.org/10.14714/CP73.592
Kitchin, R., & Dodge, M. (2007). Rethinking maps. Progress in Human Geography, 31(3), 331–344. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132507077082
Mekonnen, A. D., & Gorsevski, P. V. (2015). A web-based participatory GIS (PGIS) for offshore wind farm suitability within Lake Erie, Ohio. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 41(January 2015), 162–177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.08.030
McCall, M. (2006). Precision for whom? Mapping ambiguity and certainty in (Participatory) GIS. Participatory learning and action, 54, 114-119. https://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/G02958.pdf
McCall, M. K., and Dunn, C. E. (2012). Geo-information tools for participatory spatial planning: Fulfilling the criteria for ‘good’ governance? Geoforum, 43(1), 81–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.07.007
Muenchow, J., Schäfer, S. and Krüger, E. (2019) ‘Reviewing qualitative GIS research—Toward a wider usage of open-source GIS and reproducible research practices’, Geography Compass, 13(6), pp. 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12441
Mukherjee, F. (2015). Public Participatory GIS. Geography Compass, 9(7), 384–394. http://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12223
Müller, S., Backhaus, N., & Buchecker, M. (2020). Mapping meaningful places: A tool for participatory siting of wind turbines in Switzerland? Energy Research & Social Science, 69, 101573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101573
Nicolosi, E., French, J., and Medina, R. (2019). Add to the map! Evaluating digitally mediated participatory mapping for grassroots sustainabilities. The Geographical Journal, 186(2), 142– 155. https://doi-org.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/10.1111/geoj.12315
Perkins, C. (2009). Philosophy and mapping. In R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Volume One). Oxford: Elsevier. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chris_Perkins3/publication/267718759_Philosophy_and_Mapping/links/55cc711a08aeb975674c8b99/Philosophy-and-Mapping.pdf
Plieninger, T., Áargarð av Rana, H., Fagerholm, N., Ellingsgaard, G. F., Magnussen, E., Raymond, C. M., Olafsson, A. S., Verbrugge, L. N. H. (2018). Identifying and assessing the potential for conflict between landscape values and development preferences on the Faroe Islands. Global Environmental Change. 52, 162-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.07.006
Schuurman, N. (2009). Critical GIScience in Canada in the new millennium. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, 53, 139-144. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0064.2009.00250.x
Suchan, T. A., and Brewer, C. A. (2000). Qualitative Methods for Research on Mapmaking and Map Use. The Professional Geographer, 52(1), 145–154. https://doi.org/10.1111/0033-0124.00212
Tullis, J. and Kar, B. (2020). Where Is the Provenance? Ethical Replicability and Reproducibility in GIScience and Its Critical Applications, Annals of the American Association of Geographers. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2020.1806029