Related Readings

Story and Narrative in Geography and Mapping

  • Sébastien Caquard. “Cartography I: Mapping narrative cartography.” Progress in Human Geography, 37(1): pp. 135-144, 2013.
  • Kelly, Meghan. “Narrative and Storytelling.” The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge (2nd Quarter 2022 Edition), John P. Wilson (ed.), 2022.
  • Pearce, Margeret. “Framing the Days: Place and Narrative in Cartography.” Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 35(1): pp. 17–32, 2008.
  • Ryan, Marie-Laure; Foote, Kenneth; and Maoz, Azaryahu. Narrating Space/Spatializing Narrative: Where Narrative Theory and Geography Meet. Ohio State University Press, 2016.

Mapping Creativity

  • Brice, Sage. “Critical Observational Drawing in Geography: Towards a Methodology for ‘Vulnerable’ Research.” Progress in Human Geography. 0(0): pp.1–18, 2023.
  • Hawkins, Harriet. “Dialogues and Doings: Sketching the Relationships Between Geography and Art.” Geography Compass. 5(7): pp. 464–478, 2021.
  • Katz, Cindi. “Playing with Fieldwork,.” Social & Cultural Geography. 14(7): pp. 762–772, 2013.
  • Kelly, Meghan; Lally, Nick; and Nicholson, Phillip. J. “On Art and Experimentation as Geographical Practice.” GeoHumanities, 9(2): pp. 380–410, 2023.

Power, Storytelling, and Storytellers

  • Costanza-Chock, Sasha. “Introduction: Traveling While Trans, Design Justice, and Escape from the Matrix of Domination.” Design Justice, 2020.
  • D’Ignazio, Catherine and Klein, Lauren. “The Power Chapter. In Data Feminism.” Data Feminism, 2020.
  • Kelly, Meghan and Bosse, Amber. “Pressing Pause, ‘Doing’ Feminist Mapping,” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies. 21(4): pp.399–415, 2022.

Cartographic Language

  • Muth, Lisa Charlotte. “What to Consider When Considering Data Vis Rules.” Transcript. SHOW, Nov. 28, 2020.
  • Pearce, Margeret. “What Shall We Map Next? Expressing Indigenous Geographies with Cartographic Language.” Social and Cultural Geography, 39, 2021.
  • Rao, Jinmeng; Gao, Song; and Zhu, Sijai. “CATS: Conditional Adversarial Trajectory Synthesis for Privacy-Preserving Trajectory Data Publication Using Deep Learning Approaches.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 37(12): pp. 2538-2574, 2023.
  • White, T. “Symbolization and the Visual Variables.” The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge (2nd Quarter), John P. Wilson (ed.), 2017.

Multimedia Maps

  • Branch, John. “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnle Creek.” The New York Times. Dec. 20, 2012.
  • Oesch, Jonas; Renner, Adina; and Roth, Manuel. “Scrolling into the Newsroom: A vocabulary for Scrollytelling Techniques Visual Online Articles.” Information Design Journal, 27(1): pp. 102–114, 2022.
  • Roth, Robert. E. “Cartographic Design as Visual Storytelling: Synthesis and Review of Map-Based Narratives, Genres, and Tropes.” The Cartographic Journal, 58(1): pp. 83–114, 2021.

Geohumanities, Linear Relationships, and Multidimensional Stories

  • Gieseking, Jen Jack. “Where Are We? The Method of Mapping with GIS in Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities, pp. 614–648, 2018.
  • Luo, Xiaoyue; Wang, Yanhui; Dong, Junwu; Li, Zhanxing; Yang, Yang; Tang, Ke; and Huang, Tao. “Complete Trajectory Extraction for Moving Targets in Traffic Scenes that Considers Multi-Level Semantic Features. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 37(4): pp. 913–937, 2023.
  • Pearce, Margaret and Hermann, Michael James. “Mapping Champlain’s Travels: Restorative Techniques for Historical Cartography” Topology and Relational Stories, 2023.
  • Zhao, Bo. “Humanistic GIS: Toward a Research Agenda.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 112(6): pp. 1576–1592, 2022.


  • Lally, Nick. “Sculpting, Cutting, Expanding, and Contracting the Map.” Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, 57(1): Spring 2022, pp. 1–10, 2022.
  • Westerveld, Levi and Knowles, Anne Kelly. “I Was There.” Visionscarto, Dec. 13, 2018.

Emotional Stories

  • D’Ignazio, Catherine. and Klein, Lauren. “On Rational, Scientific, Objective Viewpoints from Mythical, Imaginary, Impossible Standpoints.” Data Feminism, 2020.
  • Kelly, Meghan. (2019). “Mapping Syrian Refugee Border Crossings: A Feminist Approach.” Cartographic Perspectives, (93): pp. 34–64, 2019.

Stories with Extraordinary Politics

  • Alderman, Derek. H., & Inwood, Joshua. “On The Living Black Atlas: Learning Geospatial Ethics from the African American Freedom Struggle.” The Cartographic Journal, pp. 1–9, 2023.
  • Elwood, Sarah. “Toward a Fourth Generation Critical GIS: Extraordinary Politics.” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 21(4): pp. 436–447, 2022.
  • Rose-Redwood, Reuben; Blu Barnd, Lucchesi, Natchee; Annita Hetoevėhotohke’e; Dias, Sharon; and Patrick, Wil. “Decolonizing the Map: Recentering Indigenous Mappings,” Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, 55(3): Fall 2020, pp. 151-162, 2020.