Art of Geography

The Art of Geography is an exploration of the sense of place using cartography, art and immersive 360 panoramas.

What we do
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Art

We make digital fine art that explores the concept of a “natural field theory.” Living things and minerals may radiate energy in other fields that operate in a different temporal scale, and/or in wavelengths outside human vision.


Just as infrared film allows us to see a heat-field view of things, these artworks explore a vision of the natural world that fuses reflected light with an envisioning of other energy fields.

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Cartography

The Art of Geography distills geospatial information into digestable maps using well-thought out design and a clear hierarchy. Maps can help us understand our relationship to place.


Some of the Art of Geography's maps of parks, urban areas, and regions have become the official maps for state and city parks. We also make poster maps, very large wall maps and guidebook maps.

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360° photography

Virtual reality photography allows you to immersive yourself in a location at a particular moment. Look around, get a sense of what it is like to be there with Art of Geography panoramas.


We've shot over five thousand 360 degree scenes and are selectively publishing scenes from the archive.

Blog

What is a graticule?

Many maps would not be half as useful without one. And neither would this site. Graticule is the new name of the Art of Geography blog.

VRlog highlights a different VR every day

Viewing Art of Geography 360 panoramas works in almost all browsers with no plugin required.

Announcing the Topology series of artworks

The Topology series imagines what it might look like if you could see connections between constituent parts of our natural world.

The Portland bakery map

In 2011 the Art of Geography created a Portland bakery map just for fun.

Announcing the updated and expanded "One City's Wilderness" book

This updated and expanded edition of One City's Wilderness provides directions to twenty-nine hikes of varying length, difficulty, and scenery, covering every trail within the 5,100-acre park.

What we've done
Credits

folded map icon by priyanka; panorama icon by supalerk laipawat; and Canvas painting by Ben Davis; all from the Noun Project.