2008-2009 Chicago Map Society Meetings

2008-2009 Meetings

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Chicago Map Society: Greg Prickman, Where in the World was Colonia Munatianae?: The Atlas of Early Printing

The Atlas of Early Printing is a new digital resource for the study of the spread of printing through Europe. It is a map-based visualization of historical data, depicting both geography and time.

Thursday, October 16, 2008
Chicago Map Society: James Krokar, Tracking Down Crusaders Who Are Not Supposed to Be There

For more than a decade, since 1996, James Krokar has been trying to identify and put into their historic context three 1605 Newberry manuscript maps of Ottoman fortresses. These maps depict sites in the modern states of Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania, but they were drawn when this region was part of the border zone between the Venetian Republic and the Ottoman Empire.

Thursday, November 20, 2008
Chicago Map Society: Robert A. Holland, The Mississippi River in Maps & Views: From Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico

Father of Waters, The Gathering of Waters, The Big Muddy, Ol’ Man River – the Mississippi is America’s main street, celebrated in history, song, story, and maps.

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Chicago Map Society: Members' Night

Do you have a particular map or map-related item you wish to share? Curious about what others are collecting? Here’s your opportunity.

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Chicago Map Society: Dennis McClendon, “A noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die”

Those words, following closely on the heels of his more famous utterance “Make no little plans,” certainly apply to Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago.  The “noble diagrams” that Burnham, Edward Bennett, and their associates prepared one hundred years ago are among the most important maps ever made of Chicago.  Though never realized fully, the dazzling vision and inspirational powe

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Chicago Map Society: Daniel Block, Mapping Food, Supermarkets, and Community in Chicago

Access to quality groceries is a major issue in many Chicago communities. In many areas supermarkets are few and far between, and available stores often have limited variety, especially of fresh fruits and vegetables. A recent study supported by the Chicago Community Trust mapped patterns of food availability in Chicago and the suburbs.

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Chicago Map Society: Ruth Watson, Brave New Worlds

For over twenty years, Dr. Ruth Watson has worked with cartographic ideas and imagery as a major basis for her artwork. From emerging artist projects such as Planetarium at Artspace (Auckland, 1989) to Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific (Asia Society Museum, New York, 2003) her work has consistently engaged with these concerns, particularly the image of the world.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Chicago Map Society: Rina Ghose, Public Participation GIS in the Context of Inner-City Revitalization

The goal of Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) is to erase the GIS digital divide by providing access to geographic information technologies among traditionally marginalized citizens, in order to enable better participation in planning and policy tasks.  Over the last decade, PPGIS initiatives have been undertaken across the world.  Within the United States, PPGIS initiat

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Chicago Map Society: Sam Truett, Beyond the Nation′s Edge: Mapping the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Sam Truett will examine parallel efforts by nations and corporations to transform and control the U.S.-Mexico borderlands at the turn of the century through maps.  Focusing on the western borderlands of Arizona, Sonora, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, he will discuss how U.S. interests learned to see beyond the nation’s edge, and why their cartographic vision often failed them.