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Digital Cartography: How does recent technology impact our historical understanding of the White Mountains?

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Online

Presented live via Zoom with time for Q&A. Pre-registration is required.

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We have a rich history of cartography in the White Mountains, from George Bond (1853) to William Pickering (1882) to Louis Cutter (1907) to Brad Washburn (1987). Until recently, we were limited in our ability to interpret our world to what we could see (or to what others could see and capture in photographs). The digital age has ‘opened our eyes’ to a spatial realm that we can render and reimagine in ways that defy our predecessors. Satellite and aerial imagery, GPS, Lidar, 3D terrain models, and crowdsourcing on social media are examples of how technology has reshaped our world – or at least our understanding of it. 

Larry Garland established AMC’s digital cartography program in 1996 and has served as staff cartographer ever since. He has created hundreds of maps for AMC guidebooks as well as numerous trail clubs and land trusts, and provides GIS support for AMC’s conservation policy initiatives. Larry has hiked thousands of miles in more than 20 countries, including four continental high points. 

Prior to working for the AMC, Larry was a programmer, systems analyst, and Manager of Systems and Planning for a private consulting firm in Boston. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College (Waltham, MA), and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR). He currently lives at the base of Mt. Washington in Jackson, NH. 

Presented as part of the Museum’s summer exhibition: Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. The Virtual Summer 2021 Speaker Series was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at 


August 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Online