Things I Hate (and Things I Love) About Carto

Let’s start with this simple statement—there is no such thing as a perfect mapping platform. Whether it be ArcGIS, StoryMaps, Google MyMaps, Omeka, or even Carto, there will always be pros and cons to each. With that, I’d like to take some time to talk...

Reflecting, finally

As the semester comes to a close, and the final polishes are made by our class of cartographers, I find it necessary to reflect on the progress I’ve made as both a scholar and as a human being. My studies in the humanities will continue to reward me as I...

Why Static Maps Matter

After a visit from Dr. Lincoln Mullen of George Mason University, our class came home with a huge takeaway—that static maps matter. But why do they matter? We spent an entire semester discussing the benefits of interactivity, so I found it both confusing and...

How to Map Art Music in New York in the 1920s

As I continue forward on my research in the world of musical geography, I have found many a philosophical and methodological conundrum that I have had to face on nearly a daily basis. Our readings have shaped how I do research and how I make maps and will continue to...