Elaine Guidero, Ph.D.

I work in the field of applied cartographic research for The National Map. My primary duties involve cartographic design and multi-scale cartography, and research on multi-scale data development.

I design and maintain the cached basemaps for The National Map Viewer, and I design maps for specialized projects as well as complex multi-scale series.

Biography

Selected Recent Presentations and Publications

  • Presentation at North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Annual Meeting, "95% automated multi-scale cartography," 18 October 18, Tacoma, WA.
  • Coordinator for Practical Cartography Day workshop, NACIS Annual Meeting, 16 October 2019, Tacoma, WA.
  • Invited map submission for Map Quilt (a seamless map of the conference city made by individual contributors for different sections), NACIS Annual Meeting, 16 October 2019, Tacoma, WA.
  • Presentation at GIS in the Rockies, "How the sausage is made: a peek into specialized cartography," 18 September 2019, Denver, CO.
  • Submission to International Cartographic Conference Map Gallery with Sara Boyer, "Congressional District Maps," 15 July 2019, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Submission to International Cartographic Conference Map Gallery, "Lake Tahoe," "Tri-Cities, Washington," and "Columbia River Basin," 15 July 2019, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Submission to Esri UC Map Gallery with Sara Boyer, "Congressional District Maps," 8 July 2019, San Diego, CA.
  • Invited keynote speech for GIS Day at Indiana University, "Mistakes I've made: getting it right when it seemingly went all wrong," 29 November 2018, Bloomington, IN.
  • Presentation at NACIS Annual Meeting, "Cities, towns, villages, boroughs: populated places through scale," 19 October 2018, Norfolk, VA.
  • Submssion to NACIS Annual Meeting Map Gallery, "Lake Tahoe," 17 October 2018, Norfolk, VA.
  • Coordinator for Practical Cartography Day workshop, NACIS Annual Meeting, 17 October 2018, Norfolk, VA.
  • Invited map submission for Map Quilt (a seamless map of the conference city made by individual contributors for different sections), NACIS Annual Meeting, 17 October 2018, Norfolk, VA.
  • Presentation with Jeremiah Greif at GIS in the Rockies, "What a relief: Designing multi-scale terrain representation for The National Map," 19 September 2018, Denver, CO.
  • Article for the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Body of Knowledge, "Typography," 1 May 2017.

Education

Ph.D., Geography, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Brewer
  • Dissertation: "Where cartography meets typography: choosing typefaces and semantic effects for maps using microaesthetics"

M.S., Geography, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Advisor: Dr. Alex Klippel
  • Thesis papers: "Spatial cognition in animated events" and "Visual perception of dynamic map symbols"

B.A., French Literature, Cornell University