Nodes, ways and relations; co-ordinates and vectors for thinking through
everyday mapping and participatory cartographies. This chapter attempts a
narration of a day’s mapping with OpenStreetMap (OSM) in the town of Witham,
England. Animating the mundane movements, sensibilities and temporalities
charged through mapping, the chapter is a modest intervention in recent
critical cartographic discourse that in itself, looks to chart a
re-enchantment with maps of late. Thinking alongside Henri Bergson, the
chapter suggests that the time-travelling potential of vernacular mapping
lies not so much in the vestiges of a chronological temporality, but in the
durational lines of cartography.
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