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Fourth Biennial Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography

The focus of the 2023 conference will be maps & data visualization. The conference will take place on October 18, 19 & 20, 2023 at the David Rumsey Map Center. The conference is co-sponsored by Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc.

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About the 2023 conference

Maps can communicate all kinds of information. While geographic features and toponyms are frequently highlighted, arraying information in a spatial layout has proven useful for centuries. Maps and data visualization go hand-in-hand, but in ways that are complex and deserve critical examination; this is why they are the focus of the fourth biennial Ruderman Conference on Cartography, held October 18-20, 2023 at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. 

Speakers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and specializations will share their expertise about historical, design, and digital applications of data visualization. Attendees will examine examples of maps that share information in a variety of ways and discuss the potential and limitations of the medium in the past, present, and for the future. 

Keynote speakers include Michael Friendly (York University, Canada), who will discuss the history of data visualization, and Karen Lewis (the Ohio State University), who will share the mapping methodology and design behind the recovery of Underground Railway routes and stories.  

Contact info

David Rumsey Map Center
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

phone: (650) 498-8698

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