The Future of Atlases: Practice, Reflection, Potential

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cartography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 44
Organizers: Francis Harvey
Chairs: Aileen Buckley

Call for Submissions

Working on an atlas? Published one? Please consider joining the future of atlases session!


With 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 join in this discussion of The Future of Atlases. We aim to consider a range of atlas-related work grouped around these three issues 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. We would like to exchange and discuss novel and reflective work concerning atlases and their future.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Carrie Osgood*, CLO Communications, Data Atlas of the World: Infographic Cartography Visualizing Global Indicators 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Jongnam Choi*, Western Illinois University, Chul Hwang, Kyung Hee University, Archiving and Spreading Our Geographical Knowledge in Case of the National Atlas of Korea 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Aileen Buckley*, Esri, Sharing Map Collections and Atlases Online 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Menno-Jan Kraak*, University of Twente / ITC, Annotated atlas maps to support ‘Comparison’ 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Francis Harvey*, Leibniz-Institut Für Länderkunde, Transformations making atlases: Isotype as exemplar of geographical integration 15 10:35 AM

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