1st Edition

Making Deep Maps Foundations, Approaches, and Methods

    200 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    200 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores how we create deep maps, delving into the development of methods and approaches that move beyond standard two-dimensional cartography.

    Deep mapping offers a more detailed exploration of the world we inhabit. Moving from concept to practice, this book addresses how we make deep maps. It explores what methods are available, what technologies and approaches are favorable when designing deep maps, and what lessons assist the practitioner during their construction. This book aims to create an open-ended way in which to understand complex problems through multiple perspectives, while providing a means to represent the physical properties of the real world and to respond to the needs of contemporary scholarship. With contributions from leading experts in the spatial humanities, chapters focus on the linked layers of quantitative and qualitative data, maps, photographs, images, and sound that offer a dynamic view of past and present worlds.

    This innovative book is the first to offer these insights on the construction of deep maps. It will be a key point of reference for students and scholars in the digital and spatial humanities, geographers, cartographers, and computer scientists who work on spatiality, sensory experience, and perceptual learning.

    1. The Varieties of Deep Maps

    David J. Bodenhamer

    2. The Art of Deep Mapping

    Denis Wood

    3. Designing for Mysterious Encounter: Three Scales of Integration in Deep Mapmaking

    Nicholas Bauch

    4. Spatializing Text for Deep Mapping

    May Yuan

    5. Representational Issues in Deep Mapping: Peeling the ‘Poetic and Positivistic’ from the Western Geosophical Onion

    Charles Travis

    6. Indigenous deep mapping: A Conceptual and Representational Analysis of Space in Mesoamerica and New Spain

    Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Mariana Favila-Vázquez, and Aban Flores-Morán

    7. Deep Mapping the Lived World: Immersive Geographies, Agency, and the Virtual Umwelt

    Trevor M. Harris

    8. Navigating through Narrative

    Stephen Robertson and Lincoln A. Mullen

    9. Cultural Heritage Institutions and Deep Maps

    Mia Ridge

    10. The Inexactitude of Science: Deep Mapping and Scholarship

    John Corrigan

    11. Convergence: GIScience turns to the Spatial Humanities

    Karen Kemp


    David J. Bodenhamer is founding executive director of The Polis Center and professor of history and informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. He writes widely in the field of spatial humanities and is co-editor of the Routledge Series on Spatial Humanities.

    John Corrigan is the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University. His previous co-authored books with Routledge include Religion in America and Jews, Christians Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions. He is coeditor of the Routledge Series on Spatial Humanities.

    Trevor M. Harris is Eberly Distinguished Professor of Geography Emeritus at West Virginia University. He is co-editor of the Routledge Series on Spatial Humanities. His research focuses on GISc, immersive and virtual GIS; Spatial Humanities; Deep Mapping; Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis; and Critical and Participatory GIS.