After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century
by William Rankin
University of Chicago Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-226-33953-5 | Paper: 978-0-226-60053-6 | Cloth: 978-0-226-33936-8
Library of Congress Classification GA102.3.R36 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 526.0904
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"Popular histories of GPS and its applications ... tell a story of inexorable progress ... For William Rankin, these narratives are far too simple. In his new book, After the Map: Cartography, Navigation and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century, he argues that GPS is not just a technological advancement. It is instead a spatial tool that reflected and replicated the ‘emerging logic of the grid.’"