The difference between thinking about maritime space and territorial space are key themes in my latest article, The 1988 Blues—Admirals, Activists, and the Development of the Chinese Maritime Identity in Naval War College Review.
While not really a piece about "thinking in space," there are a couple of geographic arguments, and one original map, in "Same Water, Different Dreams: Salient Lessons of the Sino-Japanese War for Future Naval Warfare" in Journal of Advanced Military Studies.
I really enjoyed writing this article for Proceedings with CDR Chris Nelson. It is not primarily on geography or cartography but does talk about the value of paper maps and analog visualization.
"The Geographic President: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Used Maps to Make and Communicate Strategy," is in the Spring 2020 edition of The Portolan from the Washington Map Society, and was presented at the June 2020 WMS meeting. This piece was originally written in early 2019.
An article on Pacific Islands strategic geography, "The Second Island Cloud," is here. Although the argument in the piece is very much a geographic one, the original map for this article was not included by JFQ and is here.
Some of my longer, but less polished, writing on "thinking in space" is available through DTIC here.
The TNSR version of Thinking in Space got a nice writeup in Le Point, for those who read French.