Daniel Cole

Profile Updated: December 6, 2016
Residing In: Brunswick, MD USA
Spouse/Partner: Wanda Cole
Occupation: Chief Cartographer and GIS Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution
Children: Robyn Cole
Yes! Attending Reunion
Cartographic Interests?

maps for museum exhibits
mapping Native American history, activities, lands, land tenure
thematic mapping of the oceans
thematic mapping of dinosaurs
thematic mapping of viral diseases

What type of enthusiast are you?

academic, author
currently Chair of the U.S. committee on International Map Year
currently vice-president of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)

Map Society Memberships?

Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA)

Favorite map? Favorite map I own?

favorite map: A Map of Indian Nations in the Southern Department, 1766, by John Gerar William de Brahm.
favorite map that I own: Mapa de la Frontera del Vircinata de Nueva Espana, 1771, by Nicolas de Lapora.

Articles written? Where published?

Cole, Daniel G., and Imre Sutton, eds., 2014. Mapping Native America: Cartographic Interactions between Indigenous Peoples, Government, and Academia, 3 vols., CreateSpace/Amazon, North Charleston, SC.

Cole, Daniel G., and Imre Sutton, 2013. “A Cartographic History of Indian-White Government Relations over the Past 400 Years,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 37 (1): 5-77.

Cole, Dan, 2012. “Khoton Project Cartographic Diary” in Rock Art and Archaeology: Investigating Ritual Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: Field Report 2011, William W. Fitzhugh and Richard Kortum, eds., Maegan Tracy, producer, The Arctic Studies Center, NMNH, Smithsonian, Washington, DC: 115-124.

Fernandez, Miguel, Daniel Cole, W. Ronald Heyer, Steffen Reichle, and Rafael O. de Sa, 2009. “Predicting Leptodactylus (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) Distributions: Broad-Ranging versus Patchily Distributed Species Using a Presence-Only Ecological Niche Modeling Technique,” South American Journal of Herpetology, 4 (2): 103-116.

Cole, Daniel G., 2003. “Cartography for the Scientific Illustrator,” in The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, 2nd ed., Elaine R.S. Hodges, ed., with Steve Buchanan, John Cody, and Trudy Nicholson, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.

Heyer, W.R., P. Acevedo, J. Coddington, D.G. Cole, T.L. Erwin, W.J. Kress, B.J. Meggers, M.G. Pogue, R.W. Thorington, R.P. Vari, M.J. Weitzman, and S.H. Weitzman, 1999. “Amazonian Biotic Data and Conservation Decisions,” Ciencia e Cultura, 51: 372-385.

Kress, W.J., W.R. Heyer, P. Acevedo, J. Coddington, D.G. Cole, T.L. Erwin, B.J. Meggers, M.G. Pogue, R.W. Thorington, R.P. Vari, M.J. Weitzman, and S.H. Weitzman, 1998. “Amazonian Biodiversity: Assessing Conservation Priorities with Taxonomic Data,” Biodiversity and Conservation, 7: 1577-1587.

Potts, Richard, Thomas Jorstad, and Daniel Cole, 1996. “The Role of GIS in the Interdisciplinary Investigations at Olorgesailie, Kenya, a Pleistocene Archeological Locality,” in Aldenderfer, M., and H.D.G.Maschner, eds., Anthropology, Space, and Geographic Information Systems, Oxford Univ. Press, NYC, pp. 202-213.

Cole, Daniel G., 1993. “One Cartographic View of American Indian Land Areas,” Cartographica, 30, 1: 47-54.

Cole, Daniel G., 1989. “Cartography for Scientific Illustrators,” in Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Elaine R.S. Hodges, ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold, NYC, pp. 461-487.

Cole, Daniel G., 1981. “Recall vs Recognition and Task Specificity in Cartographic Psychophysical Testing,” The American Cartographer, 8,1: 55-66.

Groop, Richard E., and Daniel G. Cole, 1978. “Overlapping Graduated Circles: Magnitude Estimation and Method of Portrayal,” The Canadian Cartographer, 15, 2: 114-122.

Favorite book(s) about maps and cartography?

Kimerling, Buckley, Muehrcke, and Muercke, 2016. Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, 8th ed., Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.
Slocum, McMaster, Kessler, and Howard, 2008. Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, 3rd ed., Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall.
Snyder, John, 1993. Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections, University of Chicago Press.

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