Maps and Cartography

Maps and cartography are essential tools in geography that enable us to visualize and understand the Earth’s surface and its features.

Cartography is the art and science of creating maps, which involves the use of sophisticated technology and techniques to accurately represent the Earth’s physical and cultural features.

Maps provide a visual representation of the world, allowing us to identify patterns, explore spatial relationships, and navigate through unfamiliar terrain.

A clipped view of the eastern part of the United States showing campaign stops. The states leaning towards Bush are colored pink and the ones leaning towards Gore are light blue.

Campaign 2000 – A Cartographic Perspective

Caitlin Dempsey

A look at the 2000 US Presidential election through campaign maps.

Geography of Fortune 1000 Companies

Caitlin Dempsey

Data gathered from two thousand year Fortune 1000 Company ranking was mapped in order to look at any spatial patterns in their locations.

The Power of Mapping

Caitlin Dempsey

The real value of GIS come from the ability to integrate spatial information with higher end statistical and analytical processes to derive spatial patterns not readily apparent to the observer.