"Can one paper wall map really outshine all others - so definitively that it becomes award-worthy? I'm here to tell you it can."
Article by Seth Stevenson
Slate / online magazine; New York, New York
Dave stresses that his is the work of an illustrator, rather than a cartographer. He places an emphasis on his kinship with botanical illustrators, whose artistry is as important as their scientific nous.
Article by Jamie Stevenson
HERE 360, the official HERE blog; London, England
“From across the room, the 4−by−3-foot Essential Geography looks like most any other U.S. map: 50 states, punctuated by cities and towns and crisscrossed by rivers and roads. But studying the image more closely, I’ve realized the map is not remotely standard fare.”
Article by Christina Cooke
High Country News / print and online magazine; Paonia, Colorado
"Inequality isn't just about money. It's also about information. The lack of reliable data about developing countries makes things like development work and disaster relief much harder."
John Hockenberry interviews me and Dale Kunce, senior geospatial engineer at the American Red Cross.
The Takeaway / WNYC Radio and Public Radio International; New York, New York
"Many of us at Here & Now were mesmerized recently when we unraveled a new map of the U.S by Dave Imus. We ogled at the details! Pointed out familiar landmarks. Marveled at our utter lack of geographic awareness. OK, we're public radio nerds, but we aren't alone in our appreciation of a good map."
Radio interview with Robin Young
Here and Now / Public Radio International; Boston, Massachusetts
"So how does a man working in his Eugene farmhouse beat out monumental institutions like the U.S. Census Bureau, Central Intelligence Agency Cartography Center and National Geographic, which have all won the prestigious honor for so many years? It's simple - with clarity."
Listen to interview with Dave Miller
OPB / Oregon Public Broadcasting; Portland, Oregon
In this 15-minute interview with Living on Earth's Bruce Gellerman, Dave talks about why we needed a new United States map.
"Before I started making this map I surveyed all the other U.S. maps that have been on our walls forever. And my conclusion was it was no wonder that Americans are really very geographically disinterested, because on these maps, there was really very little geography. And so I thought I could do a better job."
Radio interview with Bruce Gellerman
Living on Earth / Public Radio International; Somerville, Massachusetts
"Made by one man, when most maps made by corporations"
Read article by Jonathon Anker
HLN / Turner Broadcasting System; Atlanta, Georgia
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