Smoke Forecast Timeline added to the USA Wildfires Map

Perhaps as important as fire to the USA Wildfires map, created by Jinnan Zhang and me, is the smoke forecast layer. Fire is a punctuated risk, but the resulting smoke is a far-flung and pervasive risk. The National Weather Service smoke forecast layer is a helpful resource for understanding the current, and projected, concentrations of airborne particulates. Recent improvements … Continue reading Smoke Forecast Timeline added to the USA Wildfires Map

The Emperor Seamounts

This map was made for the lovely folks at Conservation International, to help with an ongoing project regarding stewardship of undersea environments and ecosystems. It is the second in a series, the first being the Salas y Gómez and Nazca undersea ridges. Here’s a how-to video series for that first map, and technique in general. … Continue reading The Emperor Seamounts

How to make the map on the cover of GIS for Science volume 3

How do you make the cover for GIS for Science volume 3? You have amazing colleagues like Dawn Wright and Christian Harder who work at the speed of trust! This cover came together remarkably fast, and was a fun and interactive experience with creative collaborators and top-notch content providers. The Half-Earth Project features prominently in this volume so it was a fast … Continue reading How to make the map on the cover of GIS for Science volume 3