A map as a research tool, being the domain within/of environmental psychology, cognitive geography of the city, cognitive science, human geography, is also a conglomerate of evaluation and/or a source of patterns of perceiving the city within the examined communities, so valuable for a sociologist. The eclectic fusion of geography and sociology is the starting point for the reflection on C. H. Coombs's theory of data, as well as R. N. Shepard's multidimensional analysis techniques, in the context of statistical and visual presentation methods for producing preference charts geared towards urban space. The basic task of this text is the explanation of inconsistencies, similarities, and mutual exclusiveness among the various types of maps within the realm of social sciences (social, sketch, mental, imaginative, evaluative, etc.) to achieve the aim of creating the possibility of further exploration of the issue of universal patterns of experiencing/using/feeling the city. The article is also an 'open' presentation (brought up for discussion, criticism and transformations) of the topic concerning 'new city maps', which are an attempt to make a step forward on the way towards an integral theory of the phenomenon of the city.
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