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Yellowstone National Park & University of Oregon. From Grizzlies to Geysers: Creating the Atlas of Yellowstone. A n n Rod m an, Andrew Marcus, Jim Meacham, Alethea Steingisser, & Carrie Guiles. The Atlas Concept. The Atlas of Yellowstone will be a comprehensive, authoritative reference.

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from grizzlies to geysers creating the atlas of yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park & University of Oregon

From Grizzlies to Geysers:Creating the Atlas of Yellowstone

Ann Rodman, Andrew Marcus, Jim Meacham, Alethea Steingisser, & Carrie Guiles

the atlas concept
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
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

Physical Geography

Landforms

Cross-sections

Geology

Geothermal Activity

Glaciation

Climate

Water

Vegetation

Fire History

Wildlife

Themes for all topics

Variations Connections Human Imprint Importance

the variations theme
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
The “connections” theme

Yellowstone does not exist in isolation.

What occurs in other places affects Yellowstone

Yellowstone influences places far removed from the park boundaries.

the human imprint theme
The “human imprint” theme

Grizzly bears

The interplay of human and natural processes

Cutthroat trout

The unintentional consequences of human actions, and the subsequent efforts taken to address those consequences.

the importance of yellowstone
The importance of Yellowstone

For inspiring conservation and preservation efforts locally and throughout the world.

process working with experts
Process – working with experts

Map, graph, chart, or text?

Make the story clear.

What are the big stories?

Is there data?

Is the data accessible?

process data sources
Process – Data Sources

NOAA Thermal Springs of the US Database

YELL Thermal Inventory

High Resolution Thermal Imagery

Geyser observations (historical and electronic)

YELL Thermal Inventory

Low Resolution Thermal Imagery

USGS

process production workflow
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

early maps
Early Maps

1860

1871 - Hayden

1869

1872

1865

1870

early explorers
Early Explorers

First Euro-American contact, 1806-1813

Journeys of a Trapper, 1835 – 1840

The Search for Gold, 1863 – 1970

Exploration, 1860 – 1870

Surveys, 1871 - 1872

acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Editorial team:
    • W. Andrew Marcus, Senior Editor
    • James E. Meacham, Cartographic Editor
    • Ann Rodman, Yellowstone Editor
    • Alethea Steingisser, Cartographic Production

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,

Seed Funding provided by: Yellowstone Park Foundation, Canon USA, and University of Oregon