February 11th, 2010

Olympics Distribution 1896-2008

olympic distribution map

In my last year at the University of Victoria I completed a thematic map for a cartography course with Peter Keller. It was definitely one of the courses I most enjoyed in my degree. The course looked heavily at concepts from Edward Tufte’s The Visual Display of Quantitative Information and Mark Monmonnier’s How to Lie with Maps.

For my final project I made a map of the world distribution of Olympic games as well as the finalists vying for the games. The age of the map is quite apparent since as of 2010 it omits Vancouver 2010, London 2012, Sochi 2014 in Russia, and Rio 2016 as well as the associated bids.

Looking back at it now I’m tempted to make changes. It looks so lifeless and sparse. I was quite proud of this map at the time in 2003 and actually won a prize by the Canadian Cartographic Association.

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  1. frakturmedia » Blog Archive » How to lie with Charts Says:

    […] spoken before about the great cartographic course I took during my undergrad that referred to the book How to Lie […]