Thinking in maps: from the Lascaux caves to knowledge graphs

What do hieroglyphs, flowcharts, road signs, and knowledge graphs have in common? They're all thinking maps. Humans have been thinking in maps since the very first symbolic communication systems. While thinking in maps may first bring to mind the idea of cartography, a map does not need to be geographic-it can be any symbolic depiction of the relationship between elements of some physical or mental space, such as themes, objects, or areas.

Toby Shorin

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