Atlas of Infectious Diseases: An interactive iBook for iPads

By Students in the Computer-assisted Cartography course at Oregon State University, 2014

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2014 Cartography and Geographic Information Society Map Design Competition: Best of Show

2014 Cartography and Geographic Information Society Map Design Competition: David Woodward Award for Best Electronic Map

2014 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition—Narrative (awardees Brooke Marston, Jim Eynard, Olivia Hollenhorst, and Lucy Romeo)

2014 British Cartographic Society and National Geographic Society New Mapmaker Award
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The Atlas of Infectious Diseases provides a descriptive view on the past and current state of a broad range of infectious diseases. The four chapters of the Atlas of Infectious Diseases for iPads showcase aspects of select infectious diseases, both historic and emerging, through interactive maps. The first chapter provides a broad history of several diseases throughout time. The second chapter touches on the impacts socioeconomics and healthcare availability may have on managing infectious diseases. The third chapter explains select infectious disease in depth, including their discovery, transmission, global pandemics throughout history, management and elimination programs, and mortality rates. The fourth and final chapter documents the history of immunization for select infectious diseases.
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If you don't have an Apple ID, you can download the interactive Atlas of Infectious Diseases iBook here.
  • Make sure the iBooks app is installed (free download from App Store).
  • Click on the first button below to begin the download.
  • After the download completes, select Open in iBooks
  • The iBooks app will open to Atlas of Infectious Diseases.
  • If you use iOS 7 and iBooks crashes, update the iBooks app.

About the Atlas

The Atlas of Infectious Diseases explores new technology for constructing, designing, and formatting an atlas. It combines traditional cartographic tools—ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop—with interactive features of the iBooks Author application to assemble an educational atlas.
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Read more about the Atlas of the Infectious Diseases River Basin in a Terra magazine article.


The Atlas of Infectious Diseases was envisioned by a mix of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Computer-Assisted Cartography, a course offered through the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University. The students jointly produced the atlas during the Winter 2014 academic term.
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Read a scholarly article about e-book atlases for tablet computers and the Atlas of the Columbia River Basin published in the Journal of Maps.
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Also see our Atlas of the Polar Regions for iPads and iBooks.
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Also see our Atlas of the Columbia River Basin for iPads and iBooks.