As a cartopologist, Marlies Vermeulen questions the role of ‘place’ in ‘the everyday’ and the role ‘the everyday’ gets attributed to in existing spatial notation systems – such as, for example, the architectural floor plan. The cartopological map acts as a research instrument to explore and document ‘place’ and ‘the everyday’ during the fieldwork and guide the intensive participant-observations. Developing cartopology is a process whereby certain forms of the cartopological map and the behaviour of the cartopologist are part of Vermeulen’s independent practice as well as of her teaching at various universities and PhD research at Maastricht University (NL), Zuyd University of Applied Science (NL) and RWTH Aachen University (D).