Knowledge Cartography

Part of the series Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing pp 223-247

Performing Knowledge Art: Understanding Collaborative Cartography

  • Albert M. SelvinAffiliated withFlorida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) Email author 

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This chapter focuses on the special skills and considerations involved in constructing knowledge maps for, and with, groups. Using knowledge cartography in a facilitative manner in such efforts as collaborative analysis, or simply trying to map discussions on the fly using knowledge mapping software, poses challenges and requires expertise beyond that which characterize individual practice. The chapter provides concepts and frameworks useful in analyzing such collaborative practice and illustrates them with a case study.