Rethinking Maps Reviewed

Book cover: Rethinking Maps (thumbnail) Jeff Thurston reviews Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory, a collection of essays:

In summary, this book cuts a wide swath. It is not solely for cartographers or map makers. Rather, it is about the processes that motivate people to include maps into their daily lives, from the simplest forms to the more complex. The book brings to the forefront the idea that mapping is changing and that how we engage maps should be a consideration — continually. Rather than top-down hierarchies that push graphic content out into the wider world, Rethinking Maps picks us up and places us right in the middle of the process and hands us numerous ideas, thoughts and considerations to orient ourselves.

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