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By William Rankin

ISBN-10: 022633936X

ISBN-13: 9780226339368

ISBN-10: 022660053X

ISBN-13: 9780226600536

For many of the 20th century, maps have been quintessential. They have been how governments understood, controlled, and defended their territory, and through the 2 international wars they have been produced via the loads of hundreds of thousands. Cartographers and reporters expected the dawning of a “map-minded age,” the place more and more state of the art maps could develop into daily instruments. by means of the century’s finish, even if, there were decisive shift in mapping practices, because the dominant equipment of land surveying and print e-book have been more and more displaced by means of digital navigation systems.

           

In After the Map, William Rankin argues that even if this shift didn't render conventional maps out of date, it did seriously change our event of geographic wisdom, from the God’s-eye view of the map to the embedded subjectivity of GPS. Likewise, older issues with geographic fact and objectivity were upstaged by way of a brand new emphasis on simplicity, reliability, and comfort. After the Map indicates how this transformation in geographic viewpoint is finally a metamorphosis of the character of territory, either social and political.

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