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Maps of Early Americana – The California Map Society Spring Presentations and Meeting

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Event Details:

Join us for a fascinating event designed for lovers of maps, history, art, and science. Hear from an outstanding lineup of speakers who will delve into Early Americana and explore modern-day mapping techniques.


  • Doors Open: 10:00 AM
  • Presentations Start: 10:30 AM
  • Presentations End: 4:00 PM

Speakers and Topics:

  • David Rumsey: "Globes in Apple Vision Pro" - Experience globes with cutting-edge VR technology.
  • Ron Gibbs: "The 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution: The Story in Ten Maps"
  • Wes Brown: "John Arrowsmith’s Maps of 1832: A Little-Known Revolution in Western Cartography"
  • Dan Scollon: "How Historic Maps Inform Contemporary, Digital and GIS Maps"
  • Andrew Gu: "Race-Making in the Early American Maps and Art" - Featuring the Rich Breiman Collection.
  • Paul Saffo: "Silicon Valley: How the Map of a Place That Never Existed Changed Your Neighborhood"
  • Jake Coolidge: "Maps of the US National Parks: Parkgoer Engagement and Historical Context"
  • Muhammad Dhafer – California Map Society 2023/24 Student Exhibition Competition Winner: "Charting the Rubble: Devastation and Rebuilding from Disasters"


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