About

The New Mappings Collaboratory, an initiative of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky, is committed to innovations in mapping. Drawing on both applied and conceptual traditions in mapping practices and mapping thought, New Maps represents a stream of scholarship centered at the University of Kentucky and focused on public engagement, ‘big data’ and user-generated Internet content, as well as the affordances of place-based thinking, analysis, and representation. As a catalyst for mapping engagements on and off campus, New Maps works to promote creativity, excellence, and interaction around emergent mapping technologies.

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Directors
New Maps was founded in 2011 by Jeremy Crampton, Matthew W. Wilson, and Matthew Zook.

New Maps Affiliates
Jessica Breen, PhD Student, Geography
Dan Cockayne, PhD Candidate, Geography
Brittany Cook, PhD Candidate, Geography
Rich Donohue, Postdoctoral Scholar, Geography
Eric Huntley, PhD Student, Geography
Boyd Shearer, Instructor, Geography

Keywords
critical GIS/cartography, volunteered geographic information, neogeography, crowdsourced data, big data, geospatial intelligence, remote sensing, Internet geographies, geoweb, maps 2.0, spatial/digital humanities, participatory mapping, public scholarship, public participation GIS, qualitative GIS, ubiquitous mapping, geocoded world