Cartographer map maker can tell stories obscure all

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Unformatted text preview: ocially constructed - Maps reflect the power of the people that draw them. • • • Cartographer = map maker, can tell stories, obscure all stories Ex: in the pic is a lie map, Antarctica is not part of Argentina. – Read maps with a critical eye: who made it & what are they trying to say. Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Telling Lies via Maps • • Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics How to Lie With Maps (M. Monmonier, 1996) - With a map a cartographer can tell all lies. - Small scale maps, lines, area features - White lies vs. Big lies - Critical eye • • • Lines: simplify what is actually happening, ex: roads don’t show every single corner Areal features: A map is a simplified version of the world. Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17, 2013 Human Geographies: Society & Culture Social & Cultural History of Maps & Mapping • • Solving Spatial Problems: e.g. pictographs (cave drawings). - Cave used to show where the most fertile hunting ground is. Depiction of hunting grounds to show the location. Geographic Tools: The Map – Sept 17...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course GEOG 1HA3 taught by Professor Peace during the Fall '08 term at McMaster University.

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