The Art of Map Making

From the BBC:

With the rise of smart phones, paper maps are among the many things that have seemingly lost their place in many of our lives. One man says relying so heavily on digital maps is detrimental to our geographic literacy.

Dave Imus works alone in his small farm house in rural Oregon, but he is one of the most prolific cartographers working in the US. The geographic illustrator says the way geography is taught in schools “bores even me”.

He says if we think about maps as art rather than science we’ll be able to relate better to our surroundings

 

video image capture (2 minute video, opens on BBC site)
video image capture (2 minute video, opens on BBC site)

He has a point: people with decent mental maps don’t do things like follow GPS to their deaths.

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Dr. Annelies Kamran is V.P. for Content and Product Development at WorldView Software, Inc.

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