267 | What can’t we map?

May 12, 2020

Maps have helped us find our way home and discover new places around the world. When we think of maps, we picture large sheets of paper with an image of all of the continents. Nowadays, with technology advancing and the digital era approaching, maps and mapping have started to become available online, without the need for large tables to set your maps on. Ask yourself, is there a way for you to access maps digitally? Well this is the episode for you! In this episode, hosts Gavin Tolometti and Sarah Klapman talk with part-time MSc student Liz Sutherland, who works in the Map and Data Centre in Western Libraries as their Geographical Information Systems (GIS) specialist. She explains how she fell in love with maps and cartography, discovered the world GIS and how it has made it easier for the public to access data, and how she challenges everyone to find her something she cannot map.

To find out more from Liz follow her on Twitter @cartoliz, or find her in the Map Data Center: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/madgic/index.htm

Produced by: Laura Muñoz Baena