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Cartography I: Mapping narrative cartography


Cartography I: Mapping narrative cartography

Caquard, Sébastien ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4654-5244 (2013) Cartography I: Mapping narrative cartography. Progress in Human Geography, 37 (1). pp. 135-144. ISSN 0309-1325

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This report focuses on the growing interest in the relationship between maps, narratives and meta-narratives. Following a brief historical contextualization of these relationships, this report explores their current state in the Geoweb era. Using the distinction between story maps and grid maps as an analytical framework, I review emerging issues around the extensive use of technologies and online mapping services (i.e. Google maps) to convey stories and to produce new ones. Drawing on literature in film studies, literary studies, visual arts, computer science and communication I also emphasize the emergence of new forms of spatial expressions interested in providing different perspectives about places and about stories associated to places. In sum, I argue that mapping both vernacular knowledge and fiction is central understanding places in depth.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Geography, Planning and Environment
Item Type:Article
Authors:Caquard, Sébastien
Journal or Publication:Progress in Human Geography
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1177/0309132511423796
Keywords:Story maps, narratives, fiction, geoweb, Google maps, OpenStreetMap
ID Code:977278
Deposited On:14 May 2013 19:15
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:44
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