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

Rocky Mountain Map Society's Annual Map Month: "Visualizing Colorado" -- May 7-28, 2019

Chris Lane
Tuesday, May 7 & 28

Wes Brown
Tuesday, May 14

Tom Overton
Tuesday, May 21


Lecture Dates: May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019
Location: In Conference Room B2, Lower Level
Time: 5:30 PM on Tuesday evenings
All events are free and open to the public

Guest Speakers:
Click on lecture titles to see abstracts

Map Exhibit:
Near the entrance to the Gates Reading Room, 5th Floor
Denver Public Library's map exhibit runs from April 10 through August 3, 2019.

  • "Visualizing Colorado: Maps & Views of the Centennial State"

  • Description: This exhibit is part of the Rocky Mountain Map Society's Map Month. The state of Colorado has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, but because of its rugged terrain, it also historically was one of the most difficult places to accurately depict. Maps from Denver Public Library's map collection will be on display to accompany Map Month lectures and to showcase the various ways cartographers have rendered the complex topography of the Centennial State.

Upcoming Meetings -- Save the dates!

July 16, 2019
6-8 PM at Colorado
School of Mines

Christopher J.J. Thiry
Map and GIS Librarian
“Historic Mining Maps of the Arthur Lakes Library,
Colorado School of Mines”.


October 8, 2019
5:30 PM at DPL
Gates Room, 5th Floor

Dr. Dennis Reinhardt
Annual Scholar Lecture
"Rationalization of Empire: The Cartographic Legacy of Spanish Military Engineers for the Greater Southwest".


Announcements by RMMS Members

CU Boulder Library Exhibit announcement: from Naomi Heiser
Link to Announcement Postcard "Protect this land: Making change through visualization"
Now showing at the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library on the CU-Boulder campus.
Dates: April through December 2019. More information about the exhibit and other participating artists.

CONAMS Announcement: from Paul Mathias
Issue 104 (Spring 2019), consisting of 78 pages, was published in March 2019 and is in distribution to all paid subscribers and print-issue members in good standing of the Washington Map Society. Copies are available for purchase.
For details, see for information on how to order and locate issues of the journal, and procedures for prospective authors.

CONAMS Announcement: from Paul Mathias
The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography 8th International Symposium:
"MAPPING THE OTTOMAN REALM: Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologists" will take place at the German Technological Institute in Istanbul, Turkey, April 21-23, 2020. The symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the cartography of the (former) Ottoman countries during, but not limited to, the 16th to 20th centuries. Registration will begin in Autumn, 2019.

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