Mapping, Society, and Technology

Steven Manson

Contributing authors: Laura Matson, Melinda Kernik, Eric Deluca, Dudley Bonsal, and Sara Nelson

Exploring relationships among maps, society, and technology

Learn how to read, use, and create maps and along the way explore how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology. Mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry as well as a trillion dollar business. People, companies, and governments use and misuse maps and map technology to tell stories, save lives, rig elections, and spy on you.

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Book Description

This book is about how to read, use, and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology, and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues, such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach, complement on-going interest and activities, or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

Copyright

Manson, S. M. (ed.) (2017). Mapping, Society, and Technology. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. URL: http://z.umn.edu/mst

Author and Publication Information

Maps, Society and Technology is a perpetual work in progress that originated in Mapping Our World, a course at the University of Minnesota. Citation Book:┬áManson, S. M. (ed) (2017). Mapping, Society, and Technology. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. URL: http://open.lib.umn.edu/mapping Chapters Manson, S. M. and L. Matson (2017). Maps, Society, and Technology. In Read more »