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.