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date: 23 June 2024


A Dictionary of Human Geography

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

The capacity of people to read, interpret, and produce graphic information (sketches, photographs, diagrams, charts, graphs, maps). Graphicacy is to graphics what literacy is to texts and numeracy is to numbers. Each of these forms of communication has its own symbol and language systems that work to convey information. Given the visual nature of much geographical analysis, graphicacy is considered to be an important disciplinary skill and therefore forms part of the school and university curriculum, notably as mapping skills.... ...

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