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March 16th the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD) will be opening what might possibly be the greatest map show on Earth! Currently opened as a precursor to the show, there is a Maps Media Lab, that explores where mapping is today. It will be a wonderful exhibit combining historical maps from George Washington and other historical figures to Inuit Kayakers maps (carved out of wood) with modern technological maps such as Google Earth.

http://www.thewalter...e...6/2008&cd=0 <here's a link for some more information.


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March 16th the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD) will be opening what might possibly be the greatest map show on Earth! Currently opened as a precursor to the show, there is a Maps Media Lab, that explores where mapping is today. It will be a wonderful exhibit combining historical maps from George Washington and other historical figures to Inuit Kayakers maps (carved out of wood) with modern technological maps such as Google Earth.

http://www.thewalter...e...6/2008&cd=0 <here's a link for some more information.


Dear Walters: I hate to whine, but, erm, I hope you do more to include actual contemporary cartographers (as opposed to historians of cartogrphy, artists using cartographic techniques, News of Weird Maps editors, etc etc) in the dialogues surrounding the exhibit than the Field et al did in Chicago. Making contact here is a good start. There are a number of map publishing and cartography firms in the Baltimore/Washington metroplex... why not have representatives come in for a panel discussion?

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March 16th the Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD) will be opening what might possibly be the greatest map show on Earth! Currently opened as a precursor to the show, there is a Maps Media Lab, that explores where mapping is today. It will be a wonderful exhibit combining historical maps from George Washington and other historical figures to Inuit Kayakers maps (carved out of wood) with modern technological maps such as Google Earth.

http://www.thewalter...e...6/2008&cd=0 <here's a link for some more information.


Dear Walters: I hate to whine, but, erm, I hope you do more to include actual contemporary cartographers (as opposed to historians of cartogrphy, artists using cartographic techniques, News of Weird Maps editors, etc etc) in the dialogues surrounding the exhibit than the Field et al did in Chicago. Making contact here is a good start. There are a number of map publishing and cartography firms in the Baltimore/Washington metroplex... why not have representatives come in for a panel discussion?



Walters,
I am a practicing cartographer in Ellicott City (close by!) and think that Nat's idea is an excellent one. Why not have a few of us come in and talk about another side of current cartography (something other than Google's view)? I could get a few others, too.

__Alex Tait (alex@internationalmapping.com)
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Note that this is part of the larger "Baltimore Festival of Maps." For the full scehdule, see this PDF

http://www.baltimore.../maps_chart.pdf

I can't wait to take the kids to the Port Discovery exhibit, myself.

Perhaps we should organize a CartoTalk meet up day. Once at Port Discovery with all the kids and a picnic outside after. Once somewhere else without the kids with a happy hour after.




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