Science Matters Brown Bag Forum: All Maps are Lies!

Maps spur our imagination. Maps transport us. In maps we trust. But all maps are lies. Filled with examples of maps from the Show-Me State and beyond, this presentation will forever change the way you look at maps.

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Joseph Nicollet

Joseph Nicolas Nicollet, a French astronomer and cartographer, was born July 24, 1786.  When he lost his fortune in the July Revolution of 1830, Nicollet came to the United States, offering his services to the government in the mapping of the West. After making an...

Nicolaas Witsen

Nicolaas Witsen, a Dutch naturalist, cartographer, and city father, was born May 8, 1641.  Witsen is remembered as an important civic figure because he served as mayor of Amsterdam no less than 13 times, but he also travelled to Russia in the 1660s, constructed the...

Gouverneur Warren

Gouverneur Kemble Warren, an American explorer and cartographer, was born Jan. 8, 1830. Warren was a topographical engineer, a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that was established in 1838 and was largely responsible for exploring and mapping the American...

Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp, an American cartographer and geologist, was born July 30, 1920. After acquiring degrees in English, geology, and math, she went searching for an interesting career. After several unpromising starts, she was hired in 1948 by…