12-1 pm, Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Maps are not just simple tools, they are evolutionary constructs that humanity requires to function. Research shows that all people use cognitive maps to function day-to-day, to organize their experiences, and to help determine future behavior. Painted, printed, or even digital maps are just an extension of this biological function. For thousands of years people around the world have crafted marvelous maps, for a plethora of purposes. This presentation examines why maps are imperative for humanity to thrive and explores unique maps that have changed our collective trajectory.
Presenter: Nikolas Smilovsky, Bad Elf
Dr. Smilovsky is the GIS Solutions Director for Bad Elf, a GNSS technologies company. Additionally, he is a faculty member and instructor at Arizona State University. Dr. Smilovsky is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional, a certified Arborist, and a Part 107 certified UAV pilot. As a geospatial evangelist, custom geospatial solutions provider, and geographic researcher Dr. S is widely versed in all things geodetic and is a geoholic!
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