With the convergence of space, media and design not only design practices change radically but also the surfaces that are to be designed: Digital maps offer an interface to the physical world and allow novel forms of navigation and experience of space. At the same time, the new role of internet companies as cartographers raises questions about inequalities and hegemonial claims built into their digital services.

This book is an introduction in the field of digital cartographies. It sketches out important influences, theories and approaches, and, through current examples, shows how map-based interfaces can work. These foundations also offer inspiration for critical and experimental approaches relevant for designers and other practitioners in the field.

In German. Available as Open Access.

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