Benjamin Benus – Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography – in person and online

David Rumsey Map Center, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

This conference, hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center and Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, will focus on maps & data visualization.

Maps can communicate all kinds of information. While geographic features and toponyms are frequently highlighted, arraying information in a spatial layout has proven useful for centuries. Maps and data visualization go hand-in-hand, but in ways that are complex and deserve critical examination; this is why they are the focus of the fourth biennial Ruderman Conference on Cartography, held October 18-20, 2023 at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University.

Speakers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and specializations will share their expertise about historical, design, and digital applications of data visualization. Attendees will examine examples of maps that share information in a variety of ways and discuss the potential and limitations of the medium in the past, present, and for the future.

The conference is free to attend both in-person and online. Register here.

Benjamin Benus will speak at 1:00pm on Friday October 20. View the full schedule here.