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Reflections on the Atlas

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Wild Migrations: An Atlas for Conservation Advocacy
Presenter: James E Meacham, InfoGraphics Lab, University of Oregon
Copresenters: Alethea Steingisser, InfoGraphics Lab, University of Oregon; Joanna Merson, InfoGraphics Lab, University of Oregon
This presentation covers a multi-carto approach to support conservation goals. UO cartographers worked intensely with Wyoming Migration Initiative biologists to tell the stories of Wyoming’s big game migrations. These stories included newly discovered insights about animal behavior, threats they face, and conservation opportunities. Cartography was central in these efforts. Maps supported outreach in news and social media, reports, films, animations, and ultimately a 200-page comprehensive atlas. This year, US Secretary of the Interior signed Secretarial Order 3362 charging DOI agencies to accelerate mapping and management of corridors in the West protecting habitat and migration corridors. Maps matter!

The academically, administratively, all-around accessible atlas
Presenter: Andy Woodruff, Axis Maps
Creating a web-based, interactive, university-level thematic world atlas for a major educational publisher means designing and building something rich in content and functionality, yet broadly useful to students, instructors, and administrators. From a two-year experience, we’ll share design and technical lessons in balancing those goals to make a web atlas "accessible" in several senses of the word: physically, usable by people with visual or motor impairments; technologically, responsive and useful on all modern devices and screen sizes; educationally, promoting exploratory geographic and cartographic learning without confusing concepts or user interfaces; and administratively, easy for the publisher to configure and update.

Reflections of Empire: British Atlases from the Imperial Century
Presenter: Jenny Marie Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The British Imperial Century, often defined as the period between the 1815 Treaty of Vienna ending the Napoleonic Wars and the 1914 beginning of the First World War, was a period of exploration, economic growth, expansion of geopolitical influences, cultural exchange, and technological changes. Cartographic and textual content of British world atlases produced during and slightly before and after this period can be examined to find expressions of imperialism as Great Britain’s imperial focus shifted from being primarily on North America and India (the First Empire), to being a nearly unchallenged global power, and lastly to initial stages of dismantlment.

Behind the Scenes of the Atlas of Design, Volume 4
Presenter: Alethea Steingisser, Atlas of Design Editorial Team
Copresenters: Lauren Tierney and Caroline Rose, Atlas of Design Editorial Team
Join the editors of the Atlas of Design on a behind-the-scenes journey through Volume 4! Since the publication of Volume I of the Atlas of Design in 2012, the publication has grown; Volume 4 received more than 300 entries, including an increase in international submissions. We will take a look at the editorial process of creating the atlas, a breakdown of the different categories of maps that were submitted, and invite discussion about the atlas.


Jenny Marie Johnson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James E Meacham

InfoGraphics Lab, University of Oregon

Alethea Steingisser

Atlas of Design Editorial Team

Andy Woodruff

Axis Maps

Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:20pm EDT
Hampton II-III