The Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State University conducts research for the visualization and exploration of geographic data. We combine computer graphics and cartographic design principles to develop new methods and technologies for the visual representation and analysis of geospatial information.
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Live Demo: Plan Oblique Europe

Shows mountains with a side view

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Live Demo: Interactive carbon dioxide video map

A video map with adjustable projection

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Live Demo: Crinkled Watercolor Map

The Stamen Watercolor Map with shading and mountains viewed from aside

Adaptive Composite Map Projections Demo

Live Demo: Adaptive Composite Map Projections

Adjusts the projection to the visible map extent

Research

2015 Cartography and Geographic Information Society CaGIS Map Design Competition: Best of Show for the Atlas of Infectious Diseases

2015 CaGIS Map Design Competition: David Woodward Award for Best Electronic Map for the Atlas of Infectious Diseases

2015 CaGIS Map Design Competition: Thematic for Charles Preppernau for the Mt Hood hazard map

2015 CaGIS Map Design Competition: Interactive Digital for A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

2015 National Geographic Award in Mapping competition for Charles Preppernau for the Mt Hood hazard map

2015 SIGCHI Best of CHI Best Paper Award for Lightweight Relief Shearing for Enhanced Terrain Perception on Interactive MapsVideo

2015 Cartography and Geographic Information Society PhD Scholarship Award for Bojan Šavrič

2014 British Cartographic Society and National Geographic Society New Mapmaker Award for the Atlas of Infectious Diseases

2014 honorable mention Ravenstein-Förderpreis of the German Cartographic Society for Plan Oblique Europe

2014 Cartography and Geographic Information Society Distinguished Career Award for Jon Kimerling

2014 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition—Narrative for the Atlas of Infectious Diseases

2014 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition—Interactive for Plan Oblique Europe

2014 runner-up NACIS Student Map Competition for 3D hazard map of Mt Hood

2014 FOSS4G Most Unique Map Award for Plan Oblique Europe

2014 FOSS4G People's Choice Award for Plan Oblique Europe

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Some of our research is described in this Citylab article about Making Better Digital Maps in an Era of Standardization