The increasing range and mobility of platforms and devices supporting digital
maps has opened space for change; everyday routines are disturbed and
reflexively modified while the landscape of technical infrastructures shift.
In this, digital technologies, such as digital maps, are beginning to anchor
everyday life and a myriad of mundane temporalities. In this chapter, a
brief outline of cartographic theory contextualises the value of practice
theory in addressing the extent to which digital maps anchor everyday life
and the process by which they do so; a historical limitation in cartographic
theory. Applying a practice theory lens to three examples of anchored
temporality, this argument is empirically grounded. The chapter serves to
practically illustrate how a practice theory might be applied and the value
it may add in addressing relationships between digital map use and the wider
shifting temporalities of everyday life.
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