Our speakers provide excellent presentations on a wide variety of topics in our semiannual member meetings. We ask that they provide their presentation or slides to us whenever possible to post here on our website for members and non-members to see. So if you missed a meeting or your notes were incomplete, here are the visual aids from the presentation to assist your recall:
May 11, 2013 at the San Francisco State University
THE COLORING OF ANTIQUE MAPS - PRACTICE, METHODS, ADVANTAGES AND CONTROVERSY: Dorothy Raphaely, Map Colorist, Illuminated Manuscript Gilder and Graphic Designer
THE MYSTERIES OF THE MISSING MAP: The discovery of the lost and only known copy of the 1980 Congressional Boundary Map of the GGNRA and its revelations presented by George Clyde, Attorney, TV documentary journalist, America's Cup Yacht Racing rules advisor.
February 2, 2013 at the University of Santa Barbara
THE DAVID RUMSEY MAP CENTER: BUILDING A NEW MAP PROGRAM: Julie Sweetkind-Singer is the Assistant Director of the Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data and Services and the Head of the Banner and Earth Sciences Library and Map collections at Stanford University and G. Salim Mohammed is the Digital and Rare Maps Librarian. They cover collection building for the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University.
THE JOHN FEATHERS MAP HOUSE: Glen Creason is the Map Librarian at the Richard J. Riordan Central Library and author of “Los Angeles in Maps.” Mr. Creason spoke about the discovery of hundreds of thousands of maps saved from the dumpster and contributed to the Los Angeles Library after the death of the death of John Feathers, the collector/hoarder.
THE PROJECTION OF THE COGNITIVE MAP: IS THERE REALLY A GREENLAND EFFECT? Dan Montello is a Professor in the Department of Geography and an associated faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UCSB. Dr. Montello’s talk explores the feasibility of characterizing people’s mental representation of world geography in cartographic and projection terms.
May 12, 2012 at the USGS in Menlo Park
THE DISCOVERY OF THE NEW WORLD THROUGH MAPS: Wesley Brown is a CMS member, a co-founder of St. Charles Capital, member of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, a former President of the Denver Library Commission and an advisor to the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. He presented an investigation of the evolving conception of the shape of the earth from Homer (800 BCE) to Sebastian Munster (mid 16th century) with illustrations. Mr. Brown has graciously provided his paper that is a basis for this presentation.