Thank you, WLIA.

Just a note to say that I am honored to have recently received the Best Presentation Award at this year’s Wisconsin Land Information Alliance Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. I am particularly grateful, given that my PowerPoint presentation didn’t work […]

Yi Fu Tuan Lecture, UW-Madison Department of Geography

I am stoked to be in Madison today giving an Yi Fu Tuan Lecture on Persuasive Maps. So far I have had a wonderful time hanging out with the cart folks and students here. Also saw some really cool map […]

Joining CaGIS Board!

I am very excited to announce that I have been elected to the Cartography and Geographic Information Society Board of Directors for a three-year term. I love this organization! It will be truly rewarding to play a part in helping […]

Wagons East!

Most of the news I post on this blog is piddly, minor stuff about academic happenings. Today’s announcement is bigger, because it not only impacts my research and career but also my family. I am thrilled to announce that I […]

“On How to Read a (Good) Map” (NASA Earth Science Week)

Seeing as it is minus-36 degrees outside and it is the first day of the semester, this was really nice news to wake up to. :-) My phone gave me a Google Alert that I was mentioned online. This happens […]

“Reinventing the Syllabus” Poster Presentation

At the UW-L Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) Conference on January 21, 2014, I presented a poster entitled Reinventing the Syllabus: From Boring Legal Document to Motivational Pedagogical Tool. In the poster I discussed and highlighted […]

Finally, bound and (maybe?) in a library near you!

I still haven’t received my free author copies due to an address glitch, but Murphy Library at UWL finally received its copy of Web Cartography so I checked it out. It felt really good to hold the book in my hands […]

NASA Interview/Discussion on Mapmaking Published

After having a wonderful visit to the Goddard Spaceflight Center last year, I was invited to answer a variety of questions about being a mapmaker and the process of mapmaking for NASA’s K12 outreach program. The interview was just published […]

Web Map Aesthetics for Effectual Communication (NACIS 2013, Greenville, SC, USA)

I had a fun time presenting at the North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Conference today. My talk was largely based on my forthcoming book about Web map design. Essentially, it was a call for us to return to the […]

Going Viral: The Look of Online Persuasive Maps

I am happy to report that after several rounds of constructive edits and revisions, my manuscript “Going Viral: The Look of Online Persuasive Maps” has been accepted for publication in Cartographica. No idea when it will come out yet, but I am […]

The Design and Composition of Persuasive Maps

Though it has been online for a while, it always feels good to see an article in print. The Design and Composition of Persuasive Maps just came out in the latest issue of CaGIS (November 2013). A pre-proof version is available here. Again, I […]

Geopolitics in Film Course Announcement

I am excited to announce the green lighting of a new course for Spring 2014 — Geopolitics in Film. This will be a political/cultural geography course using Colin Flint’s Introduction to Geopolitics book. Each week I will lecture on a topic from […]

ICC Paper Presentation (Dresden, 29 Aug 2013)

I presented a paper at the International Cartographic Conference (ICC) in Dresden, Germany, in the Rhetoric of Maps session. The title of my paper was: Four Rhetorical Styles of Persuasive Geocommunication. For those that are interested, I have made the proceedings […]

Web Mapping and Aesthetics Presentation (Dresden, Germany, 24 Aug 2013)

I gave a presentation based on several of the chapters of my forthcoming textbook, Web Cartography: Map Design for Interactive and Mobile Devices, at the International Cartographic Pre-Conference Workshop in Dresden, Germany, on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The talk was entitled: Getting […]