Brooke Marston

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Brooke Marston is cartographer at the U.S. Department of State. She has a M.S. degree in Geography from Oregon State University. Ms. Marston received a B.A. degree in Geography and a B.M. degree in Music Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Currently, Ms. Marston is a Faculty Research Assistant with the OSU Cartography and Geovisualization Group.

Ms. Marston’s research interests are in terrain visualization and manual and analytical relief shading. In her research, Ms. Marston is working to develop new digital shading methods and algorithms to generate shaded relief images according to the manual cartographic principles of Swiss-style relief shading. The goal of Ms. Marston’s research is to better portray terrain through the local adjustment of brightness and illumination.

Awards and Grants

2014 NACIS Student Dynamic Map Competition—Narrative for the Atlas of Infectious Diseases
2014 British Cartographic Society and National Geographic Society New Mapmaker Award for the Atlas of Infectious Diseases
• Crisp Fellowship, Alpha of Colorado Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 2013
• AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master’s Thesis Grant, 2013
• Arthur Parenzin Fellowship, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, 2014


JJenny, B., Stephen, D. M., Muehlenhaus, I., Marston, B. E., Sharma, R., Zhang, E., Jenny, H. (2017).
Force-directed layout of origin-destination flow maps.
International Journal of Geographical Information Science.
DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2017.1307378

Jenny, B., Šavrič, B., Marston, B. E., Arnold, N. and Preppernau, C. (2017).
A guide to selecting map projections for world and hemisphere maps.
In: M. Lapaine and E. L. Usery (eds), Choosing a Map Projection, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51835-0_9

Jenny, B., Stephen, D. M., Muehlenhaus, I., Marston, B. E., Sharma, R., Zhang, E. and Jenny, H. (2017).
Design principles for origin-destination flow maps.
Cartography and Geographic Information Science.
DOI: 10.1080/15230406.2016.1262280

Marston, B. E. and Jenny, B. (2015).
Improving the representation of major landforms in analytical relief shading.
International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 29(7), p. 1144–1165.
DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1009911

Marston, B. E. (2014).
Improving the representation of large landforms in analytical relief shading (Master's thesis),
Oregon State University.

Jenny, B., Darbyshire, J. E., Arnold, N. D., Marston, B. E., McGie, D. A., Ogren, K. L., Preppernau, C. A., Schuetz, S. R., Speece, J. R., and Watson, J. E. (2015).
E-book atlases for tablet computers: The Atlas of the Columbia River Basin.
Journal of Maps, 11(4), p. 664–673.

Atlas of Infectious Diseases (2014) Oregon State University, Students of Geo 445/545 Computer-assisted Cartography and the Cartography and Geovisualization Group. E-book for Apple iPads.

Jenny, B., Gilgen, J., Geisthövel, R., Marston, B. and Hurni, L. (2014)
Design principles for Swiss-style rock drawing.
The Cartographic Journal, 51-4, p. 360–371 [editor-reviewed observations article].

Marston, B. (2013)
Enrollment Summary Oregon State University.
Website created for Geo 580 showing geographic origin of OSU students (Fall terms 2003-2012) at county, state, and world scales.

Ogren, K. L., Schuetz, S. R., Preppernau, C. A., Watson, J. E., Marston, B. E., Darbyshire, J. E., Speece, J. R., McGie, D. A., Pesek, E. M., Heitmeyer, L. D., Hood, T. G., Maslen, N. P., Giraud, M. K., Bains, C. M., Mc Farland, K. H., Mallon, A. C., Arnold, N., Jenny, B. (2013)
Atlas of the Columbia River Basin.
Oregon State University, Cartography and Geovisualization Group (E-book atlas for Apple iPads).

Conference presentations

Marston, B. (2014)
Automating the Local Adaptation of Illumination in Analytical Relief Shading
ICA Commission on Mountain Cartography Workshop, Banff, BC, April 24–25.

Marston, B. (2014)
Automating the Local Adaptation of Illumination in Analytical Relief Shading
AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, April 8–12.

Arnold, N., Schuetz, S., Darbyshire, J., Preppernau, C., Heitmeyer, L., Marston, B. and Jenny. B. (2013)
Atlas of the Columbia River Basin: Interactive Atlases for iPads.
2nd Portland Cartography Symposium, Nov 8.