Maps

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.


Links


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