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Virtual Meeting of California Map Society pt. 1

  • 10 Oct 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom info will be provided to registrants

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California Map Society
Southern California Fall Conference 


Two Virtual Sessions: October 10th and 24th

BECAUSE OF THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL CMS CONFERENCES

AND ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY UNTIL SPRING 2021

Session One - Saturday, 10 October 2020 Agenda


To attend Oct. 10th, please click HERE to register. 

Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link.


10:30-10:45 am Welcome – President Ron Gibbs, immediate past President Jon Jablonski and Vice President Courtney Spikes

10:45-11:30 am Matthew Toro, Director of Maps, Imagery, and Geospatial Services, Arizona State University Library.  Rescaling Geography: Grand Canyon Exploratory and Topographic Mapping 1777 - 1978. Presentation followed by Q&A.

11:30-12:15 pm | Presidents' Panel: The State of Map Societies during COVD-19.   Moderated by Nagin Cox, Greater Los Angeles Mappers and CMS Member:

Angel Abbud-Madrid, President, Rocky Mountain Map Society

Lena Denis, President, Boston Map Society

Eliane Dotson, President, Washington Map Society

Ron Gibbs, President, California Map Society

Stephen Hanon, New York Map Society

Brenda McClurkin, President, Texas Map Society

12:15-12:30 pm Break 

12:30-1:15 pm Kenneth Field, Principal Cartographic Product Engineer at ESRI and author, Cartography (2018).  Mapping Death in the Grand Canyon. Presentation followed by Q&A.

1:15-1:30 pm | Closing – President Ron Gibbs and immediate past President Jon Jablonski

1:30-2:00 pm President Ron Gibbs  CMS Members Business Meeting.


Session Two - Saturday, 24 October 2020 Agenda

To attend Oct. 24th, please click HERE to register. 

Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link.


10:30-10:45 am Welcome – President Ron Gibbs, immediate past President Jon Jablonski and Vice President Courtney Spikes

10:45-11:30 am Nick Kanas, Author, Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age (2013) and Star Maps: History, Artistry and Cartography (2019) and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry UCSF. Celestial Maps in Art. Presentation followed by Q&A.

11:30-12:15 am Ryan Mattke, Co-Director Mapping Prejudice Project and Head of John R. Borchert Map Library at University of Minnesota.  Mapping Prejudice: Cartographic Activism and Primary Sources, 1930s-1950s. Presentation followed by Q&A.

12:15-12:30 pm Break 

12:30-1:15 pm Courtney Scarborough, Deputy Director NCEAS and Nisha Jagota, UCSB C'2021. California Kelp Groves: 1912 and now. Presentation followed by Q&A.

1:15-1:30 pm | Closing – President Ron Gibbs and immediate past President Jon Jablonski

REGISTRATION:  Because we are using a Zoom format, all attendees are asked to register via the links provided above for each date.  In addition, instructions for joining the virtual conference will be emailed directly to all CMS members the week before each conference date.  Non-members can register with the links above or via the CMS website or email Dr. Ron Gibbs at ron@californiamapsociety.org for any additional questions.


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