The Future of Atlases: Practices, Reflections, Potentials

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cartography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2020
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM
Room: Virtual Track 3
Organizers: Francis Harvey, Aileen Buckley
Chairs: Francis Harvey


In light of continuing media changes signalled by the development of new forms of digital publication distribution, the return to traditional forms of large format publications, yet a continued ambivalence about the uses and benefits for atlases, we invite all interested in the future of atlases to consider submitting a presentation or paper to sessions on The Future of Atlases: Practices, Reflections, Potentials at the AAG 2020 in Denver Colorado (6-10April2020). We aim to consider a range of atlas-related work grouped around these three developments to enliven the discussion about the vibrant and broad, creation, use and consideration of atlases as a very evocative and stimulating type of publication and medium for crafting unique forms of geographic communication. The opportunity serves to exchange and discuss novel and reflective work concerning atlases and their future.  
Presentation topics connected to atlases include:
Future possibilities 
Supporting engagements
Narrative forms
Digital formats

The Futures of Atlases 2020 sessions are sponsored/endorsed by the ICA Atlas Commission and AAG Cartography Specialty Group.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Sara Lafia*, UC Santa Barbara, Werner Kuhn, UC Santa Barbara, Evaluating Earth Science Research with Adaptive Topic Maps 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Menno-Jan Kraak*, University of Twente, Annotated atlas maps to support ‘Comparison’ 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Chul Sue Hwang*, Kyung Hee University, Jongnam Choi, Western Illinois University, Archiving and Spreading Our Geographical Knowledge in Case of the National Atlas of Korea 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Francis Harvey*, Leibniz-Institut Für Länderkunde, Transformations making atlases: Isotype as exemplar of geographical integration 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Aileen Buckley*, Esri, Digitizing and Sharing Historical Atlas Content 15 10:35 AM

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