Mark Monmonier is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. In the data visualization field, he is probably best known for his fantastic book, How to Lie with Maps. Professor Monmonier’s research focuses on the history of cartography in the twentieth century and issues of originality and non-obviousness in map-related inventions patented in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We talk about his approach to maps and how to avoid data distortions with geographic data. It’s a fantastic and fascinating discussion.
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