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GeoJournal

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 447–464 | Cite as

Are all maps mental maps?

  • Axelsen Bjørn
  • Jones Michael
Article

Abstract

The article focuses on the way in which map content reflects the cartographer's World view and system of values. Different World views are illustrated historically. Examples of topographical, land-use and vegetation maps from different parts of the World indicate the prevalence of Eurocentric perceptions in cartography. Different geological maps of Norden show how the visual image depends on the classification system adopted. All maps are mental maps in that their content is culturally determined and ethnocentric in origin.

Keywords

World View Tree Savanna Bodleian Library Conscious Manipulation Objective Depiction 
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Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Axelsen Bjørn
    • 1
  • Jones Michael
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of TrondheimDragvollNorway

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