Une collection grandissante de plus de 600 “persuasive cartography” (dessinées pour influencer l’opinion publique). Ce projet est à l’initiative de PJ Mode, Katherine Reagan et de la Cornell University Library.
« This is a collection of “persuasive cartography,” maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs – to send or reinforce messages – rather than to communicate objective geographic information (Tyner 2015, 1087). Maps of this sort have also been described as “suggestive cartography,” “rhetorical cartography” and “propaganda maps” (a less apt term, because the word “propaganda” has become a pejorative).
In fact, no map provides an entirely objective view of reality. Even the best-intended cartographer must decide what projection to use, what features to include and what to exclude, what colors, what shading, what text, what images – all of which shape the message communicated by the finished product. Every map is somewhere along a spectrum from objective to subjective, from science to art. We deal here with maps that have crossed a line – itself admittedly subjective – into the preference for communicating some message other than objective geographic information. […] » (cit. persuasivemaps.library.cornell.edu)