Category: DISCOVERY

Jun 28, 2017 / DISCOVERY

When I am asked, “How long are you staying here?” and I answer, “About three months.” I get an immediate reaction of “wow.” Three months is a long time, and…

Jun 28, 2017 / DISCOVERY

Creating a mental map of your surroundings is deep rooted in our dna. It’s something we all do. Back in our caveman days, we had to be able to find…

May 24, 2017 / DISCOVERY

While looking for a good map of Amsterdam, I saw a book called The Soft Atlas of Amsterdam. It’s a collection of line drawings and text; all in some way…

Apr 7, 2017 / DISCOVERY

When I walked in the main entrance to the The National Library of Scotland, in the vaulted ceiling above, various globes dangled high above and I spied a large map…

Nov 14, 2016 / DISCOVERY
Oct 29, 2016 / DISCOVERY

In June, I had the opportunity to visit the University of Wisconsin, to see the globe collection of the American Geographical Society (AGS), in Milwaukee. The AGS’s entire collection of…

Oct 20, 2016 / DISCOVERY

It’s been a year since I joined the New York Map Society, and 3 months since I’ve been in London. I’ve blogged about some of my discoveries, but here’s a…

Oct 14, 2016 / DISCOVERY

I had the pleasure of meeting two men who spend much of their time making maps from London’s data. Oliver O’Brien is an expert in web mapping and the lead…

Sep 16, 2016 / DISCOVERY

I had the pleasure of attending the Royal Geographical Society’s (with IBG) Annual Conference in London in early September. I really didn’t know what to expect, and it turned out to…

Sep 16, 2016 / DISCOVERY

I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of fine art into Royal Geographical Society’s (with IBG) Annual Conference. The RGS has a commitment of pairing artists and geographers to help…