Maps have incredible transformative powers, particularly in terms of spatial analysis, (geo) visualisation and in decision-making. They have become ever-more ubiquitous in both our professional and private lives. Have new tools changed the way we respond to, and engage with, spatial data? Is our relationship with mapping different now? To what extent is this a reflection of the technology or of new forms of representation and graphic communication? Are we seeing the evolution of new mapping paradigms in the spatial and projective disciplines that realise a change of form for mapping in transdisciplinary modes of practice? Is this a new age defined by spatial information design or geomatics rather than of cartography?