Festival of Maps Now Open

Chicago’s Festival of Maps officially opened on Friday; in addition to its new website, which went live in September, there is also a Festival of Maps blog to help us keep track of the proceedings. And there’s a lot to keep track of: the media coverage alone is immense, and I’ll try to update this blog entry with as much of it as I can. I’m just annoyed that I won’t be able to take any of it in.

Previously: Chicago’s Festival of Maps.

Media coverage: The Chicago Tribune has a special section and blog dedicated to the festival. See also: Go on a maps quest (11/01); Maps help us define our place in the universe (10/27); Map festival to show how far we’ve come (9/18). Other stories:

Blog coverage: Anything Geospatial, Chicagoist, Map the Universe.

Mentions of individual exhibitions at the Chicago History Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Oriental Institute Museum, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. The big one, of course, is Maps: Finding Our Place in the World at the Field Museum (see previous entry). A list is available via the main Festival of Maps site.