Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
“The Atlas of Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin, is the first comprehensive book to explore the spatial and visual nature of cyberspace and its infrastructure.
It uses a user-friendly, approachable style to examine why cyberspace is being mapped and what new cartographic and visualisation techniques have been employed.
Richly illustrated with over 300 full colour images, it comprehensively catalogues 30 years worth of maps that reveal the rich and varied landscapes of cyberspace.
The book includes chapters detailing:
- mapping Internet infrastructure and traffic flows
- mapping the Web
- mapping online conversation and community
- imagining cyberspace in art, literature, and film
Update: October 2008 – The full content of the book now available for free download as a pdf.”
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
It is a great pleasure to announce that our book Knowledge Cartography: Software Tools and Mapping Techniques has been published. It is a fantastic feeling to see the 400 pages, with all the maps and images in colour!
This book shows the current state of the art in knowledge mapping. It is the first book to show knowledge maps can be applied widely for learning, information analysis and knowledge management. Whether you’re a learner, educator, researcher or policy analyst, you will find new perspectives and tools to apply in your work.
The book presents 17 chapters on concept maps, mind maps, argument maps, issue maps, thinking maps, in more than a dozen applications. The 32 contributors are leading researchers and practitioners in their field, from 19 Research Labs across South and North America, Europe and Australia.
This project began in January 2007 when Springer-Verlag chose Knowledge Cartography for their special series “Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing” edited by Professor Lakhmi Jain and Professor Xindong Wu. The process of writing, reviewing, and publishing occupied the editors and authors for almost two years.
The book will be launched at several events, beginning with the Concept Mapping Conference 2008 organised by Joseph Novak and Alberto Canas in Estonia and Finland next week (22-25 / Sep).
Knowledge Cartography can open your mind to the possibilities of visual thinking. Find out more at Springer’s website.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
This companion website for the book provides a blog and supplementary pages for each chapter to help you track the general field, and the work of each author.
Right now we’re building it ready for the book’s publication about June 2008, but feel free to browse around to see what’s new, and of course, you can reserve your copy now