Kenneth Field
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Ken is a professional 'cartonerd' with a Bachelors in cartography and a PhD in GIS. He's a former academic from the UK but, since 2011, he talks and writes about cartography, teaches and occasionally makes maps, with Esri, in far sunnier climes. He has presented and published an awful lot and is in demand as a panellist and keynote. He blogs (cartonerd.com), tweets (@kennethfield), is past Editor of The Cartographic Journal (2005–2014), and current Chair of the ICA Map Design Commission (mapdesign.icaci.org). He’s won a few awards for maps, pedagogy and kitchen tile designs. He is author of the soon-to-be-best-selling book CARTOGRAPHY and recently taught a MOOC to over 35,000 people interested in making better maps. He snowboards, drums, builds Lego and supports Nottingham Forest.

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When a single map isn’t enough…

How many maps can you make using a single dataset and single theme of population based data? The answer, here, is 'at least 30'

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Terrain Tools 1.1 released

By Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer. Prior to User Conference in 2015 we released a sample toolbox called Terrain Too...

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Pitch Perfect – a mapping experiment

Sometimes a simple idea leads to something quite fascinating. Since its publication in 2013 I was inspired by Louis Spirito's Baseball's ...

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Taming Typography with ArcGIS Pro

by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer Typography is one of the most important elements in map design. Successfully le...

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Take your terrain mapping to new heights

by Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer Standard techniques for representing terrain, like a hillshade, are adequate for ...

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3D web scenes take flight

By Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer The latest release of ArcGIS Online included a major new update that brought 3D s...

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Esri Canvas Maps part I: Author beautiful web maps with our new artisan basemap Sandwich

By Mamata Akella, Esri Design Cartographer, and Kenneth Field, Esri Research Cartographer Online web mapping is fast becoming the de f...

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Creating parapets for line-over-polygons

By Ken Field, Esri Research Cartographer We received an interesting question on Ask a Cartographer recently which asked if there is a ...

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Designing the Irish Surnames map

By Ken Field, Esri Research Cartographer Back in 2009, I (and my co-author Dr. Linda Beale) created a map showing the historical and n...

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