Glossary Entry-Wood

Reality: In The Power of Maps, Wood discusses how maps represent a reality to an audience that has not interacted with the environment.  Even though the audience has not interacted with the area the map covers, the members can construct the environment in their mind from the map and their own experiences [CJR].
Boundary: A boundary is a separation between connecting elements.  In exploring maps, however, Wood highlights the arbitrary nature of boundaries.  First off, many different elements are used as a sign of a boundary: a fence, a desert, territorial decisions, etc..  Because of this, boundaries are social constructs that are mostly respected but oftentimes disputed due to different viewpoints [CJR].