Cartography for most of us is seen only, and by far in the form of maps that we use for specific usage in traveling, land/ sea surveying, air traffic control, military, city planning, architecture, sewage infrastructure, disaster management, mobile computing, etc.
Is that really all?
By far not, and yet we have to dig deeper, as we try to find out and learn. Yesterday we had a chance to have a short conversation with Antony Cooper and his colleagues, and learned more.
|Team of the workshop|
One thing that became immanently clear was that for creating the colorful maps it needs a grounded framework to build soundly error-free maps, and other spatial data using applications, across land, sea, and air space. Collaboration across different constituencies, stakeholders, institutions, cultures is needed to create sound quality maps that provide
Cartography, and especially around the field of spatial data information is acting as a boundary object to bring different stakeholders across national, and cultural boundaries together in a collaborative way, sort of "smoothforce" them to work together on one shared goal: making efficient use of given resources through mapping (paper, digital, institutionalized, crowdsourced, static, dynamic, interactive, ...)
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