Festival of Maps: Mapping Today

“The flagship exhibit at the Field Museum has closed, but Chicago’s Festival of Maps continues. The Newberry Library’s two exhibits are up for two more weeks, and exhibits at several institutions continue through March,” writes Dennis McClendon. “If you’re more interested in how maps are made today than in the 16th century, check out this series of four upcoming talks.”

February 6Adrian Holovaty of everyblock.com discusses Google Maps mashups and hyperlocal mapping.
February 20Christine Bosacki of Nystrom discusses maps and globes in the classroom.
March 12Peter Haas of the Center for Neighborhood Technology discusses geographic information systems and how they can aid community groups.
March 26Dennis McClendon of Chicago CartoGraphics discusses the challenges of making and checking ordinary street maps.

“All lectures are free and open to the public,” says Dennis. “They begin at 6 pm in the Garland Room of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. More info at festivalofmaps.org.”