The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Most meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at the Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room, at 5:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Joseph Kerski: "The 100 Most Revolutionary Discoveries in the Field of Geography"

Joseph Kerski

Denver Public Library
5th Floor, Gates Room
5:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public


What would you include in this list? Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore his list, revealing how critical Geography is in the 21st Century. Some discoveries were historical moments with a significant impact on our understanding of our world, including specific maps, technologies, and explorers of ancient times. Others led to the founding of organizations such as U.S.G.S, and for the exploration of new frontiers in digital mapping, surveying, remote sensing, crowdsourcing, and the Internet of Things. Some of the items in the list may be expected; others might surprise you.

Joseph Kerski is Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri). He served for 21 years as Geographer at the USGS and at the US Census Bureau. He teaches GIS at the University of Denver, other universities, in K-12 schools, and in online courses. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography. He fosters educational partnerships, promotes GIS in education and society through service and scholarship, creates GIS-based curricula, teaches courses on geotechnology, and conducts research in the effectiveness and implementation of GIS in education.

Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

February 3-4, 2018

Miami International Map Fair


March 20, 2018

Catherine Olkin: "The Mapping of Pluto and Its Moons"


May, 2018
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22

Map Month 2018 - Maps and War
Chris Lane: "Mapping the French and Indian War"
Susan Schulten: "Mapping the Civil War"
Greg Miller: "Cold War Cartography"
David Little: "10th Mountain Division mapping during World War II"


Announcements by RMMS Members

Save the dates! Joint SHD-RMMS Conference.
RMMS will be hosting the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD) at Colorado School of Mines in Golden on September 20-22, 2018. The RMMS pre-conference, Golden Quest: Mapping the Stampedes, will take place on Thursday, September 20th, concluding with the opening reception to the SHD conference that evening.
SHD's program will follow on Friday and Saturday morning. The theme of the SHD Annual Conference is Great Mountains of the American West. Follow the link below for SHD's Call for Papers .

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