Chapter four “Topologies of Governance” considers the ebbs and flows of terrain through maps, zones, and cadastral knowledge of land and law. Land and law are visualized through physical boundaries (rock walls, roadblocks, and gates) but also through the mapping of terrain. The mapping of landscape is further premised upon social and cultural forms of usage and presence. Temporality, terrain, and spectacle affect the mapping of land and the dynamic representation of land over time. Maps, such as the Hawai'i Island Lava Zone Map, are law's attempt to regulate change and manage predictability, particularly in populated, yet volatile landscapes.