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Thursday, October 12 • 9:00am - 10:20am
Panel: Ethical Mapping, in praxis, theory, and pedagogy | Panel : La cartographie éthique : pratique, théorie et pédagogie

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Ethical Mapping, in praxis, theory, and pedagogy
Organizers: Jim Thatcher, University of Washington Tacoma; Craig Dalton, Hofstra University, Alicia Cowart, University of California Berkeley, Tracey Lauriault, Carleton University, Jessi Breen, University of Kentucky, Renee Sieber, McGill University, Luis Alvarez, University of California, Los Angeles, Monica Stephens, SUNY Buffalo
More than twenty-five years ago, Brian Harley called for cartographers to more seriously take up the issue of ethics, to address the questions of power, representation, and control that abound in any mapping practice. In the intervening years, the power of maps and mapping has been widely acknowledged, but it is unclear how much critical and reflective praxis has developed. New technologies, new data regimes, and new kinds of mapmakers have all created new challenges to the practice of an ethical cartography.

This panel brings together emerging and established voices in the cartographic and data worlds to discuss new and perennial issues of mapping practice. We ask what social and ethical issues cartographers and geospatial professionals face today and how do those differ (or not) from the issues faced over the previous decades. How does one engage in ethical praxis and how do we prepare students to do so?


Jim Thatcher

University of Washington Tacoma

Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am EDT
Salons 4 & 5, Level 2