Knowledge Cartography

  • Sherborne T
  • Buckingham Shum S
  • Okada A
ISSN: 1610-3947
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This website aims to present the results of the ongoing research on a cartographic approach to the representation of knowledge in its present configurations. The aim of the research is to extend the cartographic metaphor beyond visual analogy, and to expose it as a narrative model and tool to intervene in complex, heterogeneous, dynamic realities, just like those of human geography. The map, in this context, is not only a passive representation of reality but a tool for the production of meaning. The map is thus a communication device: a mature representation artefact, aware of its own language and its own rhetoric, equipped with it its own tools, languages, techniques and supports. A model that recovers the narrative abilities of pre-scientific maps and presents itself not as a mere mimetic artefact, but as a poetic and political tool...




Sherborne, T., Buckingham Shum, S. J., & Okada, A. (2008). Knowledge Cartography. Knowledge cartography software tools and mapping techniques (pp. i–xxiii). Retrieved from

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