The Power of Maps

A consideration of maps which evaluates the significance of the signs and myths which are inherent in them, and considers them as subjective depictions of reality rather than unbiased reference objects.

Denis Wood shows how maps are made to appear as unbiased reference objects, though they actually depict, like a photograph, a subjective point of view. He discusses the signs and myths inherent in maps and suggests ways to decode the interests implicit in their representation.