Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography

Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography

International Dimensions and Language Mapping

3rd Edition - September 13, 2019
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  • Editors: D.R. Fraser Taylor, Erik Anonby, Kumiko Murasugi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642820
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444641939

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Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography, Third Edition, Volume Nine, presents a substantively updated edition of a classic text on cybercartography, presenting new and returning readers alike with the latest advances in the field. The book examines the major elements of cybercartography and embraces an interactive, dynamic, multisensory format with the use of multimedia and multimodal interfaces. Material covering the major elements, key ideas and definitions of cybercartography is newly supplemented by several chapters on two emerging areas of study, including international dimensions and language mapping. This new edition delves deep into Mexico, Brazil, Denmark, Iran and Kyrgyzstan, demonstrating how insights emerge when cybercartography is applied in different cultural contexts. Meanwhile, other chapters contain case studies by a talented group of linguists who are breaking new ground by applying cybercartography to language mapping, a breakthrough that will provide new ways of understanding the distribution and movement of language and culture.

Key Features

  • Highlights the relationship between cybercartography and critical geography
  • Incorporates the latest developments in the field of cybercartography, including International Dimensions and Language Mapping
  • Showcases the legal, ethical and policy implications of mapping local and traditional knowledge


University faculty, graduate students, senior undergraduates in cartography, geology, and geography; faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduate students in linguistics; students and faculty in rural community development and Indigenous studies; policy makers in local level development in Mexico, Brazil and Canada; Indigenous communities. Researchers and planners in Indigenous and local development, archivists and museum planners and computer scientists. Suitable as supplementary reading in both senior undergraduate level and graduate level courses in cartography, geography and linguistics, as well as in community development and Indigenous studies

Table of Contents

  • I. The Evolution of Cybercartography

    1. Cybercartography Revisited

    2. The Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: An Introduction

    3. Cybercartography: A Multimodal Approach

    4. Some Recent Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications in Indigenous Mapping: An Introduction

    5. Cybercartography and Volunteered Geographic Information

    6. Further Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Exploring Web 2.0 and Participatory Software for Building Geolocated Narratives

    7. A Spatial Typology of Cinematic Narratives

    8. Considerations for Informed Consent in the Context of Online, Interactive Atlas Creation

    9. Cybercartography and Traditional Knowledge: Responding to Legal and Ethical Challenges

    10. Cybercartography for Education: The Application of Cybercartography to Teaching and Learning in Nunavut, Canada

    11. The Preservation and Archiving of Geospatial Data and Cybercartography as a Proactive Preservation

    12. Conclusion and the Future of Cybercartography

    13. Developments in the Nunaliit Cybercartographic Data Management Platform

    14. Cybercartography and The Critical Cartography Clan

    II. International Dimensions and New Applications

    15. Storytelling with Cybercartography: The William Commanda Story

    16. Cybercartography and the Historical Geography of Roman Britain

    17. Digital Return of Inuit Ethnographic Collections using Nunaliit

    18. Cybercartography as a Transdisciplinary Approach to Solve Complex Environmental Problems: A Case Study of Kumeyaay Peoples of Baja California, Mexico and the Conservation of Oak Trees

    19. The Territories of the Indigenous Peoples of Baja California, Mexico: Semiotic Dimensions in the Study of Landscapes

    20. The Potential of Cybercartography in Brazil: A Cybercartographic Atlas for Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Maranhao State, Brazil

    21. Cybercartography for Governance: Mapping Traditional Ecological Practices in Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan

    III. New Approaches to Language Mapping

    22. Expanding the Boundaries of Language Mapping

    23. Representing Complementary User Perspectives in a Language Atlas

    24. Cybercartography in Indigenous Language Education

    25. Applying the Nunaliit Framework to the Visualization of Complex Linguistic Variation

    26. Mapping Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk) Ethnophysiographical Knowledge

    Conclusion: The Future of Cybercartography

    27. Conclusions: What We Have Learned and What Lies Ahead

Product details

  • No. of pages: 554
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: September 13, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642820
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444641939

About the Editors

D.R. Fraser Taylor

D.R. Fraser Taylor
Dr D. R. Fraser Taylor is Chancellor's Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has been recognized as one of the world’s leading cartographers and a pioneer in the introduction of the use of the computer in cartography. He has served as the president of the International Cartographic Association from 1987 to 1995. Also, in 2008, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his achievements. He was awarded the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal in August 2013. This highest award of the International Cartographic Association honours cartographers of outstanding merit who have made significant contributions of an original nature to the field of cartography.

He produced two of the world’s first computer atlases in 1970. His many publications continue to have a major impact on the field. In 1997, he introduced the innovative new paradigm of cybercartography. He and his team are creating a whole new genre of online multimedia and multisensory atlases including several in cooperation with indigenous communities. He has also published several influential contributions to development studies and many of his publications deal with the relationship between cartography and development in both a national and an international context.

Affiliations and Expertise

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Erik Anonby

Erik Anonby is an Associate Professor in the French/Linguistics Department at Carleton University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, French/Linguistics Department, Carleton University

Kumiko Murasugi

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in the Linguistics/Cognitive Science Department at Carleton University