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About the Initiative

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.