Mapping Environmental Issues in the City

Arts and Cartography Cross Perspectives

  • Sébastien Caquard
  • Laurene Vaughan
  • William Cartwright

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sébastien Caquard, Laurene Vaughan, William Cartwright
    Pages 1-8
  3. Mapping From Above: The Cartographic Perspective

  4. Mapping From the Ground: The Artistic/Humanist Perspective

About this book


This book complements the growing body of literature exploring the relationships between arts and cartography . It is distinct from the previous ones by its main focus: The multiple ways of representing a database. In the context of the exponential increase of the volume of geospatial data available, addressing this issue becomes critical and has not yet received much attention. Furthermore, the content of the database – environmental issues in the city – gives a strong social and political texture to the project. The expected audience for this book are academic as well as students interested in the relationships between art and cartography, place and technology, power and representations. This book could serve as an inspiration for local groups and communities dealing with environmental injustice all over the world. Finally, at a local scale, this book could become a major reference for individuals, communities and institutions interested in environmental issues in the city of Montreal.


Arts and Cartography Environmental Issues Geospatial Data

Editors and affiliations

  • Sébastien Caquard
    • 1
  • Laurene Vaughan
    • 2
  • William Cartwright
    • 3
  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2., School of Media and CommunicationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3., School of MathematicalRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22440-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22441-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-2246
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-2351
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