New Maps, New Mappings

Emerging New Thinking in Mapping.

Open Geography

The following are my “Thanksgiving Reflections” or statement about our group here at the University of Kentucky. We call ourselves the New Mappings Collaboratory and I had some time over the Thanksgiving break to sit down and try to think what we’re about. I shared these with colleagues and we discussed them at our “Map Chat” yesterday (our bi-monthly meeting of the larger group). Since it looks like we may want to push these four points forward (with the addition of Matt Zook’s suggestion of new kinds of agency in an era of Big Data and algorithms) I publish them here for comments and reactions.


The New Mappings Collaboratory is about the creation of new maps:

  1. New forms of maps.
  2. New ways and practices of mapping.
  3. New ways of thinking about maps (new concepts).
  4. New educational encounters with mapping.

It is not just maps as such, but the event of…

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About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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