September 8: Cartographic Future, Presents + Pasts
Field Trip: NYPL Map Division, 42nd St + 5th Ave, Room 117 (4-5pm)
The Mapping Revolution…
- Eva Salinas, with Sébastien Caquard, “The Politics of Making Maps” Canadian International Council (November 12, 2014) [final section, on how the study of mapping has changed].
- Scott Etkin, “Mapping the Earth and Its Future With Big Data” Data Informed (March 30, 2015) [on predictive mapping].
- Benjamin Freed, “Amazon Prime and Uber Are Changing the Map of Your City” Washingtonian (May 31, 2015) [on corporate-shaped cartographies].
- Henry Grabar, “Smartphones, and the Uncertain Future of ‘Spatial Thinking’” The Atlantic’s CityLab (September 4, 2014) [on maps’ egocentric framework and liveness].
- Emily Underwood, “The New Cartographers” Science (March 18, 2013) [on cartographic careers].
…Maybe Isn’t So Revolutionary?
- Malcolm Lewis, “The Origins of Cartography” In J.B. Harley and David Woodward, Eds., Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, Vol. 1 of The History of Cartography (Chicago: University of Chicago Press): 50-53.
- Skim through David Turnbull, Maps are Territories website
- The whole, monumental University of Chicago Press History of Cartography series is freely available online. See in particular J.B. Harley and David Woodward, Eds., Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, Vol. 1 of The History of Cartography (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987) [especially Catherine Delano Smith, “Cartography in the Prehistoric Period in the Old World”] and J. B. Harley and David Woodward, Eds., Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies, Vol. 2, Book 1 of The History of Cartography; Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies, Vol. 2, Book 2 of The History of Cartography; and Cartography in the Traditional African, American, Arctic, Australian, and Pacific Societies, Vol. 2, Book 3 of The History of Cartography v Ed Parsons & Steve Chilton, “The New Mapping Revolution: Google Maps and OpenStreetMap,” Discussion at the British Library (September 7, 2010) [on egocentrism, disposability, availability of aerial photography]
- See also the richly illustrated website companion to Susan Schulten’s Mapping the Nation…
- … and the amazing David Rumsey historical map collection: 62,000 historical maps of all continents (except Antarctica) and the world!