Discovery flows from mapping for conservation planning: the case of finding and mapping of Second World War British Hong Kong defence structures

Stephen N. G. Davies, Lawrence W. C. Lai, Y. K. Tan, Hon Chim Chiu

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Abstract

This article develops MacEachren’s summary of contemporary approaches to cartography as communication as a one-way flow of map information. The Hong Kong experience shows that large-scale government survey maps can be used by non-specialists to (re)discover and identify, for conservation planning purposes, very small Second World War defence structures not annotated on those maps. By accumulating information and field studies, non-specialists can produce specialist maps as a contribution to conservation planning. The issues of a market for military heritage buildings and the actual role the government cartographer played in conservation mapping are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
JournalTown Planning Review
VolumeAhead of Print
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 May 2024

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