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The first part in a series exploring little-seen contributions to cartography.
In the 1970s, early in her career as map librarian at the New York Public Library, Alice Hudson started researching women mapmakers throughout history. With few other women in her chosen field, she wondered how many had come before her. “I thought I might find 10,” she tells CityLab.
But over the years, as she combed through maps, censuses, newspapers, and tips from colleagues, she was amazed by how many women there were in the early days of mapmaking. By the late ‘90s, she’d found over a thousand names of women who had drawn, published, printed, engraved, sold, or traded maps prior to 1900 alone.
Reading mainstream history books, or even CityLab’s coverage of oldmaps, you might never know that women historically had much of a role at all in cartography. But really, they’ve been involved in mapmaking about as long as any man has. This week, I’ll present a selection of maps, profiles of mapmakers, and stories that testify to this history. Women have made maps to chart territories, educate students, sell propaganda, convey data, argue policy, and make art. In other words, women have made maps, period. And they continue to, as this century’s geospatial revolution turns.
Which women, and when? Mapmaking spans genders, centuries, cultures, and technologies. A complete history of women in cartography would require many volumes of pages, and possibly a graduate degree. To make this series sensible for online readers, I’ve narrowed my selection to works by women mapping North America over the past 300 years. Within this “small” range is a diversity of stories, styles, and approaches that, collected together, should provoke curiosity about the many more ways women have mapped the world.
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We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Wednesday, May 11th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.
This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo” problems.
Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development. At these meet ups, you can: Meet cool people. Show us what you got by demo’ing your application or framework. Present a cool new/interesting concept or idea. Impress someone by sharing your experiences. Make BFFs for life – connect with other developers!
Meet Up Schedule
5:30 – 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served)
6:30 – 7:00 PM Introduction, plus demos from Courtney Claessens and Andrew Turner, Esri R&D Center.
7:00 – 8:00 PM Lightning talks
8:00 – 9:00 PM Raffle, Networking and Social.
Two great prizes:
• 1000 ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription credits
• DevSummit 2017 Registration
The competition is software neutral.
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Applicants must meet all of the requirements below to qualify for the competition (questions regarding eligibility can be directed to either Tom Mueller (Mueller@calu.edu) or Scott Jeffrey (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Applicants must be the age of 18 or older;
- Applicants must be enrolled during the Spring 2016 term in a geospatial technology course (e.g., geographic information systems, remote sensing, GPS/GNSS, etc.) or geospatial technology program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year U.S. institution (undergraduate status);
- Applicants must reside in the U.S.;
- All work and cartographic output must be the original work of the applicant;
- Only one entry allowed per student; and
- Only individual student submissions allowed (no group projects).
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