Introduction. Mapping as Thinking-Mediating-Making. Image or Representation. Diagram, Image, or Map? Complexity and Legibility. Problems of Classification. The Role of the Mapmaker. Designer as Mapmaker. Part 1: Maps as Objects of Explanation. The Map as Artifact and Process. Correspondence. Inter-subjectivity and the Relationship of Things or Ideas. The 'Neutral Domain' in the Map. Part 2: Terms of the Map. How Maps Communicate: Ordering, Reducing, Weighting. Data Visualization, Mapping, Measuring. General Determination of the Five Key Elements. Functions: Time (and/or Movement) and Place. Part 3: Maps as Power, Identity and Utopia. The Map as a Field of Forces: Maps and Representation. Power and Identity. New Geographies, New Territories. Future Place(s). Part 4: Case Studies. The Instrumentality of the Map in Design. Maps and Mapping as Hypothesis Making. Working with Observation: Quantitative and Qualitative Data. Case Study 1: Orthographic Projections and the Grid. Case Study 2: Perceptual Analogues and the Axis of Translation. Case Study 3: Thematic Mapping and Indexing. Case Study 4: Catalogs, Taxonomies, and Time. Case Study 5: Images of the City through Movement. Further Reading. Notes. Index.