Cartography, geographic information, and public policy

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Cartography is as much a policy science as it is a graphic art and science. The inevitable demise of the paper map as the principal medium of geographic communication and the increasing concentration of mapping activities and geographic data base development in large public-sector agencies argue infavour of replacing the current emphasis on map production with one involving policy. A focus on mapping policy will reverse the unfortunate split between cartography and geography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education


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