Color (and shape and place) my world

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jim Herries of Esri; Robert Simmon of Planet Labs
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 11:20am
  • Location: International 2-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Mapping can be all about finding the signal in the noise, and then choosing what to emphasize. This session will cover ways to improve your maps by making smart editorial choices with the display, how to properly use an economy of color, and other ways to retain clarity when communicating with your audience.

Speaker Bios

  • Jim Herries is an applied geographer with Esri in Redlands, California. Every day, he makes maps and helps others make their maps better by eliminating the noise and increasing the signal. He serves as a map curator for the Urban Observatory and the Living Atlas of the World, two long-term projects whose emphasis is on visually appealing and useful map information products.  Jim has been with Esri for 20 years, striving to improve the human element in successful GIS systems for businesses, government and non-profits.

  • Robert Simmon is a data visualizer and designer at Planet Labs. With 20 years experience at NASA, he is an expert at creating clear and compelling imagery from satellite data. He focuses on producing visualizations that are elegant and easily understandable, while accurately presenting the underlying data. The Earth at Night and the 2002 Blue Marble have become two of NASA’s most popular visualizations. @rsimmon

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