Three out of five American Kids can’t find Iraq on a map. But maps can communicate far more than simple geography, from environmental trends to global inequality. We look at new approaches to global geography, and what cartographers are revealing about our neighborhood, around the corner and across the world.


  • Mark Monmonier Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; author "From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame" (University of Chicago)
  • Douglas Richardson Executive Director, Association of American Geographers
  • John Hanke Director, Google Earth and Maps; former CEO of Keyhole
  • Christian Nold Lecturer, University College London; Creator, Bio Mapping and Emotion Map projects

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