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

It’s a Giant Globe!

—Witten with Sean Breyer— When you are a global Geographic Information Technology company with a globe in your logo, you don’t shy away from the opportunity to have a great big glorious 8.5-foot diameter illuminated rotating globe in your new office building. But what sort of globe cartography do you design? How should this gigantic … Continue reading It’s a Giant Globe!

Multivariate Maps

A while back I wrote an uncharacteristically formal thing for the “GIS&T Body of Knowledge” about multivariate maps. You can find it here. Expanding on that, here are a series of videos that describe, with more visual examples, what they are and how to make them. Part 1What the deuce are they? Why would you … Continue reading Multivariate Maps

Turn Your Neighborhood into a Cinematic Command Center Hexagon Map…Because.

These days, every Friday night my family piles in front of the tv and we watch WandaVision. The weirdest show we’ve ever seen. And it just keeps getting cooler. And cooler. Most of the fun is in trying to decipher all the encoded clues and just nerd out with YouTubers who comb through each episode … Continue reading Turn Your Neighborhood into a Cinematic Command Center Hexagon Map…Because.