Book Launch “Mapping for a Sustainable World” Author Panel

Type: Virtual Panel
Sponsor Groups: Cartography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 45
Organizers: Menno-Jan Kraak, Robert Roth, Mina LEE, Guillaume Le Sourd
Chairs: Britta Ricker


The United Nations identified seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an effort to address the most pressing problems facing our world. Well-designed maps and diagrams can assist in achieving these goals. This book offers guidelines for mapping geographic datasets related to the SDGs at both regional and global scales. Applied examples and open data that can be used in Geography coursework as well as best practices for cartographic design are presented throughout the book. Panelists in this session include the authors of the new book “Mapping for a Sustainable World” who are from both the International Cartographic Association and from the United Nations Geospatial Information Section. The panelist will share what they learned through the process of writing this book together. This panel will be of interest to those who want to create and use “SDG maps” to achieve a Sustainable World in the classroom and beyond.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Menno-Jan Kraak ITC 15 1:30 PM
Discussant Britta Ricker 15 1:45 PM
Panelist Robert Roth UW-Madison 15 2:00 PM
Panelist Guillaume Le Sourd United Nations 15 2:15 PM
Panelist Mina LEE United Nations 15 2:30 PM

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