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Map Resources

Required Reading

Read the following sections of Fundamentals of Mapping and one of the other readings.

Fundamentals of Mapping

“Must read” sections on this site:

Overview

History of Mapping

Types of Maps

Making Your Map

Optional Reading

Choose one. You do not have to read all of these.

  • Mapping Australia: Cinematic Cartographies of (Dis)location

    A scholarly article for all you film students, secret map geeks, and/or Baz Luhrmann/Hugh Jackman fans.

    “Jane Mills makes a number of telling observations about some shared traits between the art of maps and the cinema, and furthermore, dissects the narrative, cultural and ideological function of the many maps in Baz Luhrmann’s film.”
  • Mapping Stereotypes: The Geography of Prejudice

    From a post on Strange Maps, http://bigthink.com/blogs/strange-maps/, a site worth visiting.
  • Mapping History from the British Library

    “These maps tell strange and fascinating tales. Look closely and you’ll find imagined lands, Queen’s tantrums, utopias and children’s puzzles. You’ll see Adam and Eve, a moon maiden, a symbolic knight, and wealthy show-offs. You’ll also discover the secrets of military campaigns, and read of urban rioters and scheming prisoners."
 
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