Tomorrow, two of my fellow UW cartographers and I board a train in Chicago for our 24-hour ride to the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Boston. I’ll present a paper, Cartograms for Political Cartography: A Question of Design, on Saturday, but I’m more excited about the visualization and cartography talks throughout the week.
And for my fellow cartophiles, a cloud of the keywords used by presentations marked ‘cartography’.
animation art atlas cartograms cartography cinema computer mapping critical cartography education geographic education geology gis hazards historical cartography historical geography history of cartography map map use mapping maps navigation political cartography political geography propaganda maps remote sensing united states visualization
When I return, I’ll probably follow up this post with one or two more. My angle?– visualization in contemporary academic geography.
BTW, the map above is from Alex Tait & Erik Steiner’s actually quite cool Amtrak Route Atlas. Oh, and the reason our route stops in Albany is because of track repairs — from there we hop on a bus to Boston. Bring it on Amtrak!