An ode to the non-spatial spatial

In this day and age of GPS enabled everything, where satellite imagery from the Googles respond to every cartographic works’ inaccuracies, it has become second nature to demand locational accuracies at all levels, hence the debacle that was Apple Maps. But does spatial accuracy always prevail? Do “maps” need to cater to our locational imaginary? Is our natural body GPS awareness always demanding of literal directional and distance dimensions? Or could it be that our definition of space is at times more cultural, more historical, more imaginative than our GPS dictates?

Here is an ode to the non-spatial spatial, via the famous London Subway Maps from the 1930’s, courtesy of LA Times Henry Chu: