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I've been meaning to go look at Carto-talk for a while--for sure since NACIS last fall--but things are busy enough, all I need is another forum/email list. I've been active for a while on the map-mac list, and on carto-soc (the forum for the UK equivalent of NACIS), and lurk mostly on MAPS-L.

Anyway, I recognize a lot of familiar "faces." Looking forward to more time in the critique sections... I haven't found anyone talking about theory/philosophy of maps. I'm particularly interested at the moment in the ontology of maps: what exactly do we mean by the term, what "territory" does "map" cover.

I'm co-founder and head of production for Hedberg Maps (link in the signature below). We do a lot of different things. Probably the biggest foci now are navigational maps for Minnesota and the upper Midwest; locator maps for higher education (i.e. where ARE all the Division I men's basketball teams?);and continuing miscellaneous custom work. Right now I'm working on a building-level map of central New Orleans. Fieldwork scheduled for early August. Yippee.

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Good to have you on-board here with CartoTalk, Nat! It's ALWAYS good to see more folks from Minnesota cruising these boards..... B)
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Hi Nat, welcome... I'll be happy to put on my theoretical cap and discuss map ontology anytime! One of my last geography research papers at undergrad (only recently graduated) examined a physical location on my college campus from a theoretical feminist perspective, using Gillian Rose's concept of paradoxical space. Actually, I guess it wasn't really related to maps... just theoretical geography and the concept of space. But anyway I'd be interested in applying that to maps as well :)

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Welcome Nat! It is great to have your critical eye on these forums. I welcome a more theoretical conversation on Map ontology (ontogeny too!).

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I welcome a more theoretical conversation on Map ontology (ontogeny too!).

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Maybe CartoTalk needs a "map theories" forum?


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