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A Deeper Dive: The Pursuit of “Mappiness”

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This series will forever change the way you look at maps. You will come away as a more informed and discerning map reader

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December 3: “All Maps Are Lies”

Maps spur our imagination. Maps transport us. In maps we trust. But all maps are lies. Filled with examples of maps from the Show-Me State and beyond, this presentation will forever change the way you look at maps. You will come away as a more informed and discerning map reader with an understanding that “not only is it easy to lie with maps, but it is essential.”

December 10: “Mapping Yourself with GPS”

The who, what, when, where, why, and how of global navigation technology is a story of science, politics, geography, and power. Did you know that most phones today use Russia's navigation satellites to get you from point A to point B? 

December 17: “Mapping the Past”

Many American towns, even the small ones, were repeatedly mapped at a ridiculous level of detail in the 19th and 20th centuries before drones, aerial photography, GPS, or airplanes. This session will cover how these maps were made and where to find these maps today to discover the history around us.

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Kelly Johnston has been a software developer and a cartographer, and he taught mapping at the University of Virginia. A Missouri native raised on a farm near Warrensburg. He earned degrees from the University of Central Missouri and Indiana University. He grew up immersed in architecture and building as he worked alongside his father, a master carpenter who built their family home. Recently retired from Virginia, Johnston and his wife moved back to Missouri, where they restored a historic home, now listed on the National Register. He leads tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and has visited 50 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings around the world.

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This free, online program will take place via Zoom. This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is open now and will remain open through the final live session on December 17. By registering, participants will receive links to all three live sessions.

To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated. Thank you! To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated. Thank you!

Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs. Close captions is provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

This program will also be livestreamed on the Library's Facebook page.

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.

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