Active Fires

This map, made in collaboration with Jinnan Zhang, monitors active wildfires in the United States. It shows fires by their physical size, and displays age and containment percent. The timeline orders the fires by age. The grid view orders fires by their physical footprint. Zooming in to a fire shows its perimeter. Visit the app … Continue reading Active Fires


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