Mapping from Above/Mapping from the Ground: Mapping Environmental Issues in the City

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Expectations and conventions around “mapping” differ tremendously across different domains of knowledge and practice. While in cartography, mapping refers to specific techniques and concepts for representing information related to places, in the arts and humanities this terms is used more broadly and includes a diversity of practices and expectations. More than just data, artists and other creative practitioners express understandings, fears, hopes, emotions and perceptions about places and people through mapping, and these dimensions are essential for fully understanding our relation to places.


Environmental Issue Environmental Impact Assessment Geographic Database Environmental Injustice Artistic Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Planning and EnvironmentConcordia UniversityMontréalCanada
  2. 2.School of Media and CommunicationMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Design Research InstituteRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.School of Mathematical and Geospatial SciencesRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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