November 16, 2018.

It has been a few weeks since the initial release of the 2018 Atlas of Design at the annual North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) conference in Norfolk, Virginia. Here are a few photos of the book (ooh, aah, nice)!

Atlas of Design Volume 4
Atlas of Design Volume 4
Atlas of Design Volume 4
Atlas of Design Volume 4

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We enjoyed talking with people about the book, and were thrilled to meet many of the cartographers featured in the atlas. To see their delight when they thumbed through the Atlas and found their maps and essays was a great reward. Many of the atlas finalists presented on their work and methods at the conference as well.

Atlas of Design Volume 4 Editors at NACIS 2018
Nathaniel Douglass at NACIS 2018
Volume 4 Editors Alethea, Caroline, and Lauren at NACIS 2018 Nathaniel Douglass gets a first look at his map featured in Volume 4


The editorial team also presented on the behind-the scenes process of making the atlas, including a look at how entries are judged and how the book is produced. If you would like to view the talk, it will be available on YouTube in a few weeks.(LINK to NACIS Youtube)

We are thrilled to see the Atlas continue to serve as an ambassador for cartography. It continues to reach people far beyond our organization and from all over the world to help answer the question of what cartographers do by showing the breadth and depth of our profession. We’ve been retweeting folks who have been sharing their excitement on Twitter. Be sure to tag @NACIS_Atlas to share your thoughts on the atlas.

Still need to order a copy? Thinking about ordering a copy as a gift for the holidays? We have a limited quantity remaining, so be sure to order soon!

Also, remember that we are currently taking pre-orders for Volumes 1,2, and 3 of the atlas! If you would like to order previous volumes, fill out this reprint form.

Producing the Atlas was certainly a lot of work, but we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many inspiring people! Thanks to all contributors and readers for making the Atlas of Design a reality.