The Map Reader considers giCentre research among the best of the last 60 years

A research paper by Professor Jason Dykes and Dr Jo Wood of City’s giCentre has been included in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation – a Wiley compendium which brings together some of the classic articles on mapping since the Second World War.

Dykes and Wood’s The Geographic Beauty of a Photographic Archive was among 54 pieces of key scholarly writing about the changing nature of cartography chosen for the book by co-editors, Martin Dodge and Chris Perkins, Senior Lecturers in Human Geography at the University of Manchester, and Rob Kitchin, Professor of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

The giCentre paper was originally published in 2009 in the O’Reilly Media book Beautiful Data. It explores the patterns which emerge when the places and locations associated with a photographic collection are visualized with maps and other graphics.

Jason Dykes says: “The Map Reader explores the key trends and concepts of mapping and includes work by some of the founding fathers of academic cartography in the US and Europe – Arthur Robinson, Eduard Imhof and Jacques Bertin. As such we are absolutely delighted to see our research featured in the collection as we build on cartographic heritage to push forward the boundaries of contemporary cartography.”

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