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Monmonier quoted in New York Times article on digital maps

September 27, 2021

The New York Times

Mark Monmonier

Mark Monmonier

The most commonly used maps are those on smartphones and they don’t always accurately represent the world as it is. Instead of being drawn up by drafters, maps today are produced by diplomats, policymakers, marketers and tech executives, who decide what data goes into maps. "It is very easy to change digital maps and to do it without anyone really noticing," says Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of geography and the environment. "That means, in little ways or even larger ones, our view of the world can change overnight." Read more in the New York Times article, "The Maps That Steer Us Wrong."

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