Great Britain


This map is available for purchase.


I’ve started on some projects in the UK. I’m working with the folks at the University of Leeds on a graphic novel depicting life in England in 200 years–with an anticipated sea level rise of 8 meters. It’s a sequel to their graphic novel about a low carbon future. The maps will be centered around York and Leeds, and includes the surrounding counties. I’m excited to be contributing to this project, and of course while I’m at it I’ll be creating maps of what the area will look like with much higher sea levels.

I’m also working on a map of London. Check back in a couple of weeks!

The NY Sea

Buy the maps!

With Place Names

NY Sea, With Place Names, Small
NY Sea, With Place Names, Medium
NY Sea, With Place Names, Large


Without Place Names

NY Sea, Without Place Names, Small
NY Sea, Without Place Names, Medium
NY Sea, Without Place Names, Large


Check out my other sea rise maps, or see the original–Burrito Justice & Brian Stokle’s map of San Francisco.

This NYC map shows the effects of 100 feet of sea level rise. According to the USGS, the highest it could rise is about 260 feet.

Here’s a version without the place names:

This will happen someday, but not in our lifetimes. Some who have dared to speculate on a timeline have given themselves plenty of space for error in their predictions–one estimate says anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 years. Whatever the time frame, it is a fact that humans are speeding up this process.

For all of these maps, I am not portraying any sea level higher than what is possible. The USGS has estimated that the total rise would be about 80 meters.

And finally…the giffed map, showing the progression of sea rise up to and beyond the 100′ level shown in the maps, ending at 250′:


Heat Maps

While at the UW, I created a set of heat maps showing the density of responses to our Campus Landscape Framework survey. The survey asked a number of questions about the preferences and perceptions of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. I took the responses and visualized them geographically…

Geographic History–Philadelphia

“Morphogenesis of a Philadelphia City Block”


The first time I mapped out a historical geography was as a young SFSU undergrad. I recently came across this project while looking for old photos in my boxes of personal archaeology. I was thrilled to find it; I thought I had lost it long ago. I was ridiculously proud of this at the time–even though it only took a few hours to put together. When I researched this project, I hadn’t yet learned GIS, so the maps are hand-drawn.

This project was the first of many historical geographies I’ve explored, the last of which was the University of Washington campus.

I’ve never even been to Philadelphia.

Here is my original graphic:






Friends from the Mid-80s–Antioch, CA

Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing posted this video of some old friends of mine from way back. Laden with nostalgia, I found these in some old boxes of negatives. I just scanned and uploaded them to Flickr today. I haven’t seen most of these people in decades. I hope they’re all doing well.


Here’s the original video on YouTube.