Geography Roundup

Jeremy Crampton, author of the very good Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS, offers some thoughts on the new generation of GIS software here. Interesting observation on the relation between cartographic projects and the rise of the modern state.

Rob Kitchin talks about the launch issue of the new journal Dialogues in Human Geography here. Rob takes on a serious workload (see the list here), with multiple journals, edited book projects etc. But with six issues a year Society and Space certainly feels like an edited book every two months – it’s a comparison I’ve used before. The plus side is that once the last stages of the editorial work are finished – exact lineup, running order, etc. – the issue is up online pretty quickly, as opposed to handing a book over to a publisher and then waiting a year.

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2 Responses to Geography Roundup

  1. Rob says:

    Hi Stuart, I keep forgetting that geographers might read the blog! – I keep thinking of it as my ‘crime fiction’/personal blog. Geography blog is Ireland After NAMA ( – a public geographies site that tries to provide up to the minute analysis of the geographies of Ireland as the present financial crisis unfolds. Interestingly, it has led to media work for those blogging and is subscribed to by TV and newspaper journalist/producers. It’s been a fascinating project in many ways and writing for it certainly keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening in the country.

    • stuartelden says:

      Sure, I knew about both. It was – I think – the publicity about your novel that drew me to it. Both make for interesting reading.

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