A Preview of the Selections

August 23, 2012

The layout is done, we’ve got copyright releases from everyone, and we’re just a few small adjustments away from delivering files to the press. Now, at long last, we can begin to share with you the book’s contents!

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The selections for the inaugural edition of the Atlas of Design are:

4. Washington, D.C.  Ben Sheesley, David Heyman, Andy Woodruff, Mark Harrower / Axis Maps
8. Hora Mundial  Eduardo Asta and Vincenzo Scarpellini
10. U.S. Numbered Highways as a Subway Map  Cameron Booth
14. Asheville Redefines Transit  Matt Forrest and Kate Chanba / Carticulate
17. map=yes  Aaron Straup Cope / Stamen Design (Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC BY-SA)
20. figures INFRASTRUCTURES: At Atlas of Roads and Railways  Bieke Cattoor and Bruno De Meulder (Excerpt from: Cattoor, Bieke and De Meulder, Bruno (2011). Figures Infrastructures. An Atlas of Roads and Railways. Amsterdam: SUN, 176p.)
22. Portland Finger Plans  Ryan Sullivan / Paste in Place
26. Locals and Tourists  Eric Fischer
28. eCartacacoethes  Tiberiu Chelcea
31. Here Now!: Social Media and the Psychological City  Sarah Williams, Juan Francisco Saldarriaga
34. Panoramic Map of Mount Washington  Alex Tait and Judith Nielsen / International Mapping | Martin Gamache / National Geographic Magazine (The National Geographic Society retains the rights to all maps previously published in National Geographic Magazine)
36. Malborough Sounds, New Zealand  Roger Smith, Geographx
40. Seafloor Map of Hawaiʻi  Tom Patterson, US National Park Service
44. Northern Arizona  Jean-Louis Rheault
47. Toronto Metropolitan Region: The Big Picture  Chris Brackley / As the Crow Flies cARTography | The Neptis Foundation | The GIS and Cartography Office, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
50. Tea Horse Road  Martin Gamache, Marguerite B. Hunsiker, Fernando G. Baptista, Mike Reagan, Elaine Bradley, Elbie Bentley / National Geographic Magazine (The National Geographic Society retains the rights to all maps previously published in National Geographic Magazine)
52. Oyster Appellations of the Pacific Northwest, Sheet 2 of 4: Northern Puget Sound  Adam Wilbert / CartoGaia
55. Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage: Biodiversity, Landscapes, Stewardship, and Opportunities  Tanya M. A. Buckingham / University of Wisconsin Cartography Laboratory | Lou Cross Florida State University—Institute of Science and Public Affairs
58. The Ways of the Framers  Daniel P. Huffman / somethingaboutmaps
61. D-Day Normandy  David Deis / Dreamline Cartography
64. Empire of Torentine: A Political Map  Brian E. Stoll
68. Japan’s Swirling Seas  Virginia Mason / National Geographic Maps (The National Geographic Society retains the rights to all maps previously published in National Geographic Magazine)
70. Willamette River  Daniel E. Coe / Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
73. Picturing Urban Decay  Derek Watkins
76. Two Nations, Over the Air  Timothy R. Wallace / University of Wisconsin-Madison
78. A Taxonomy of Transitions  Bill Rankin / Yale University
80. Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Residential Patterns  Larry Orman, Alexandra Barnish, Diana Pancholi / GreenInfo Network

You may notice that several people involved in putting the Atlas together, including the editors, are featured in its pages. The judges and editors involved in making the final selections recused themselves where appropriate, both in passing judgment on their own work, and in evaluating that of close colleagues. The world of professional cartographers is a fairly small one, and a lot of people know each other. But we’ve tried to ensure that the process is as fair as any involving subjective aesthetic judgments can be. Not everyone will agree with all of our final selections, but we hope they will find our process sensible.

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