New Paradigm in Mapping: A Critique on Cartography and GIS

  title={New Paradigm in Mapping: A Critique on Cartography and GIS},
  author={Bin Jiang},
  journal={Cartogr. Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Geovisualization},
  • B. Jiang
  • Published 17 January 2019
  • Art
  • Cartogr. Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Geovisualization
As noted in the epigraph, a map was long ago seen as the map of the map, the map of the map, of the map, and so on endlessly. This recursive perspective on maps, however, has received little attention in cartography. Cartography, as a scientific discipline, is essentially founded on Euclidean geometry and Gaussian statistics, which deal respectively with regular shapes and more or less similar things. It is commonly accepted that geographic features are not regular and that the Earth’s surface… 

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