Presentation on theme: "From Grizzlies to Geysers: Creating the Atlas of Yellowstone Ann Rodman, Andrew Marcus, Jim Meacham, Alethea Steingisser, & Carrie Guiles Yellowstone National."— Presentation transcript:
From Grizzlies to Geysers: Creating the Atlas of Yellowstone Ann Rodman, Andrew Marcus, Jim Meacham, Alethea Steingisser, & Carrie Guiles Yellowstone National Park & University of Oregon
The Atlas Concept The Atlas of Yellowstone will be a comprehensive, authoritative reference. ~300 pages that are 9.5” wide by 13.5” tall, including: introductory materials topical coverage – the majority of the atlas 42 reference map pages index
The Atlas Concept - contents Human and Economic Geography Yellowstone in the World Early Maps American Indians Archeology Exploration History of the Park Managing the Park Early Tourism Population Density and Growth Income and Education Economic Activity Land Ownership Themes for all topics VariationsConnections Human ImprintImportance Physical Geography Landforms Cross-sections Geology Geothermal Activity Glaciation Climate Water Vegetation Fire History Wildlife
The “variations” theme The Yellowstone environment is constantly changing over time scales ranging from the geologic to the almost instantaneous and over spatial scales ranging from the microscopic to the regional.
The “connections” theme Yellowstone does not exist in isolation. Yellowstone influences places far removed from the park boundaries. What occurs in other places affects Yellowstone
The “human imprint” theme The unintentional consequences of human actions, and the subsequent efforts taken to address those consequences. The interplay of human and natural processes Grizzly bears Cutthroat trout
The importance of Yellowstone For inspiring conservation and preservation efforts locally and throughout the world.
Process – Data Sources NOAA Thermal Springs of the US Database YELL Thermal Inventory Low Resolution Thermal Imagery High Resolution Thermal Imagery Geyser observations (historical and electronic) USGS
Process – Production workflow Gather Content/Data Yellowstone, Universities Internet Publications Data Exploration ArcGIS Map Design Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Natural Scene Designer Final map designs and page layout Adobe Illustrator Weekly meetings and daily emails
Acknowledgements Contributions by: Many, many subject matter experts and cartographic technicians Yellowstone National Park, Allan Cartography, UO Department of Geography, UO InfoGraphics Lab, Montana State University, MSU Big Sky Institute, University of Wyoming, Editorial team: W. Andrew Marcus, Senior Editor James E. Meacham, Cartographic Editor Ann Rodman, Yellowstone Editor Alethea Steingisser, Cartographic Production Seed Funding provided by: Yellowstone Park Foundation, Canon USA, and University of Oregon