Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Dr. Craig H. Jones
“How the Sierra Nevada Made Colorado”

Due to the Coronavirus, Rocky Mountain Map Society offers hybrid programming (a mix of in-person and online talks). Come join us in our new venue, History Colorado, AND on Zoom to learn about maps from the comfort of your own home!

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Cartography:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly



Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 5:30 PM (MT)

Topic: Making maps is often approached with little understanding of effective cartographic techniques which can lead to a map not meeting its intended purpose, or worse, completely mislead its reader. We will go over basic cartographic conventions such as using visual variables, applying symbol hierarchy, and using color effectively. The presentation will be interactive and include extensive examples of both effective and not-so-effective maps covering a variety of geographic areas, from historical to contemporary.  The audience is invited to join in critiquing these maps using concepts presented by the speaker.


Sarah M. Kelly is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she has been for five of her ten years of teaching. She has also done environmental modeling work for the public and private sectors. She has a M.A. in Geography from the University of South Florida.


If you would like to share a favorite good, bad, or ugly map to assess with the speaker and the audience, please send an image to: naomi.heiser@colorado.edu

Meeting place: In-person lecture at History Colorado or you can also join online via this Zoom link.

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