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Friday, October 18 • 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Mapping for Society

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Connecting judges with the Arctic Refuge
Presenter: Marty Schnure, The Wilderness Society / Maps for Good
As cartographers, we're all familiar with tailoring maps to a specific audience. How about when the audience is strongly invested in understanding the content, but has very little time and no technical background on the topic—like a federal judge or a congressperson? Marty Schnure will share her experience developing a series of maps to help defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil development in court and in Congress, including take-aways from her first foray into making bird's eye view oblique maps in Natural Scene Designer.

Mapping for Peace, Stability, and Conservation in Northern Kenya
Presenter: Joe Milbrath, US National Park Service
Over the past year, Joe Milbrath been working with USAID, the US Department of the Interior (DOI), and Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) to create maps and brochures for three community conservancies in northern Kenya. The brochures are a piece of a broader effort to develop resilient communities while securing peace and conserving natural resources by managing low impact tourism in the region. This presentation will focus on the research and creation of three "community conservancy" maps and brochures, design challenges and limitations, and future templates and training that will assist NRT's tourism program into the future.

3D Maps and Money: How to Promote Equity, Environmentalism, and Urbanism Without Mentioning Equity, Environmentalism, or Urbanism
Presenter: William Creasy, Urban3
Municipal taxation is a complex and often mystifying process. Most people want their hometown to be stronger, more equitable, and more environmentally sustainable. Unfortunately, the vast majority of this country is engaged in economically unsound car dependent development. Can we convince America to change its ways before its overextended infrastructure collapses under its own weight? At Urban3 we believe we can. Using a combination of focused cartography, behavioral psychology, and engaging storytelling we work to help people understand the situation for themselves. Let us share the lessons we've learned in more than 150 cities, towns, and villages with you.

Mapping Prejudice: Cartographic Activism and Primary Sources
Presenter: Ryan Mattke, University of Minnesota Libraries
Mapping Prejudice is a unique database-building and map-building initiative. The project has created the first comprehensive map of racial covenants for an American city. By co-opting the paradigm of epidemiological mapping, Mapping Prejudice helps people to see the power of structural racism, without resorting to tactics of shame or guilt. By deploying aspects of critical cartography, the project employs visualizations that encourage conversation. It confronts racism through historical sources, eschewing euphemism and evasion. This talk will describe the project and its methods, cartographic and otherwise, and the social progress made, so far, toward a more honest future.

Cartography and Electoral Districting
Presenter: Jim Thatcher, University of Washington Tacoma
Co-Presenter: Courtney Thatcher, University of Puget Sound
With the coming 2020 census, new electoral and representational districts will be drawn across the United states. This talk discusses the historic and current role cartography, here the literal drawing of lines, plays in that process. Results are presented from the research conducted during the first year of the NSF REU Spatial Models and Electoral Districting. Specifically, it discusses the different mappings that can be produced using various more-than- and non-euclidean metrics for distance and association. Travel-time across districts is presented as one means of measuring equity, access, and representation within voting and representational districts.

GIS in Redistricting and Gerrymandering
Presenter: Daniel McGlone, Azavea
As experts in geography, analysis, and visualization, GIS analysts are uniquely qualified to understand redistricting and gerrymandering. One might even say, as geographers, we have a responsibility to use our expertise for good. This talk will discuss how GIS has been used in the past, current and how it's expected to be used in the future in redistricting and relatedly - gerrymandering and gerrymandering detection.

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Ryan Mattke

Map & Geospatial Information Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
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Daniel McGlone

Senior GIS Analyst, Azavea
Daniel is a Senior GIS Analyst and Technical Lead on the Data Analytics Team and Cicero Data Manager. Daniel obtained his Master’s degree in Urban Spatial Analytics from the University of Pennsylvania, after graduating from Harrisburg University with a B.S. in Geographic Information... Read More →

Jim Thatcher

Oregon State University
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Joe Milbrath

U.S. National Park Service
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Marty Schnure

Cartographic Designer, The Wilderness Society / Maps for Good
Professionally: Mapping for conservation/advocacy, cartographic design, public lands. Personally: Running rivers, climbing mountains, woodworking, photography
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William Creasy

Analyst/Creative Director, Urban3

Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:40pm PDT
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