This past year I’ve had the honor of working closely with Ken Field and Wes Jones creating illustrations for Ken’s book, Cartography. It was an opportunity to learn a lot in a rather short amount of time. The breakthrough moment, I believe, for the team was when Ken described his hope for each page to … Continue reading Cartography.

Lego Oceans

I realized last week that I never really shared out a map I made last year as for-giggles eye candy poster for an Oceans GIS Forum. Anyway, what better way to promote the adventure and mystery of the oceans then to piece together, plastic brick by plastic brick, a Science of Where Undersea Adventure bathymetry … Continue reading Lego Oceans


Here is a small multiple showing the 12 busiest airports by passenger traffic.   Many thanks to Dylan Moriarty who helped me navigate the tantalizing, but somewhat intimidating, world of OpenStreetMap extracts. And thanks to Ken Field and Wes Jones for their graphical advice. I am surprised at the remarkable variation in scale (Hong Kong??) … Continue reading Airdrome