The Whole Wide World: Content Development for Interactive Maps

A session at MCN 2012

Thursday 8th November, 2012

4:30pm to 5:00pm (PST)

Interactivity brings a whole new dimension to the art of cartography. Maps are no longer static pieces of paper, they can move in a multitude of dimensions: up, down, backwards, forwards, inside, outside, even traveling back in time. With the added versatility of digital also comes complexity. The new breed of cartographers are more apt to be developers than geographers and more likely to be mathematicians than artists. Today’s maps are often a hybrid of Powers and Ten combined with something out of a Neal Stephenson science fiction novel. How can your institution harness the power of mapmaking to communicate information? This presentation will use a rich integration of visuals to communicate the evolution of maps and how they can be used to tell a story. Discussion points will include content strategy and development, interface design, data wrangling, and working with an interdisciplinary team to extend your capabilities.

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Michael Neault

Hunter-gatherer of cultural sustenance — living off fine-arts, design, technology. Content & Media Producer at Second Story Interactive. Formerly at GEH Museum. bio from Twitter

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MCN 2012

United States United States, Seattle

7th10th November 2012

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Time 4:30pm5:00pm PST

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