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Mapping/ Society/ and Technology

Author: Steven Manson
Subject: Humanities
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
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This book is about how to read/ use/ and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology/ and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues/ such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach/ complement on-going interest and activities/ or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

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