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Ментальные карты в гуманитарной географии: от ориентации на местности к картографированию пространственных мифов

The author attempts to reveal the most efficient methods of mental mapping for cultural geography
and geohumanities. The retrospective overview refers to the two opposing understandings of the “mental
maps” term. The first mental maps type includes orientation schemes, which exist in minds and can be
visualized as special diagrams. The second type unites various kinds of geoimages with conventional or
traditional cartographic proportions, from sketch maps made by informants based on the researcher’s
task, to thematic geographical maps presenting certain kinds of space perceptions. The author argues that
the combinations of those two approaches with the major space images (revealed using research methods)
localized in certain places on the conventional geographical map are the most prospective.