Today and every day, we hope our products inspire people to be more in touch with the world around them. With our MOVA® World Maps Collection, we capture the legacy of maps as valuable sources of knowledge while adding a new dimension of wonder and appeal. In honor of Geography Awareness Week, we are putting an extra emphasis on the importance of geographical knowledge and how it affects our everyday lives.
Chances are you know someone who dislikes reading maps. Scales, grids, directions, legends, and all those details make it overwhelming to decipher information. Even mapmaker Denis Wood doesn’t use these things; in fact he challenges them. Maker of unconventional maps and author of several books denouncing the old rigid rules of cartography, Denis seeks instead to map things around him that people don’t usually think are mappable. Unapologetic and groundbreaking, we had the honor of speaking with Denis Wood to learn about his cartographic crusade, goals and aspirations for his work, and the effects mapmaking has had on his life.