1968 Coeur d' Alene Lake
My first real map. Making it was one thing, but convincing marinas and stores to carry it was a real experience. I guess I got my money back if you don't include gas for driving to peddle it. 

1975 Natural Influences on Vegetation, Washington
An attempt to portray the relationships of elevation, precipitation, soils, and vegetation. This was reprinted in an Army Corps of Engineers atlas of Washington State.

1974 Population Distribution: Washington, 1970
I never liked those dot-graduated circle maps of population since the circles always made a mess. In this example I varied the dot value from 100 for white, 1000 for  orange, and 5000 for red. The night-time look idea came from the Atlas of Ontario.

1976 Japanese, Chinese, and Filipinos, Los Angeles, 1970
Another variant on the multicolor dot method was to show the distributions of three asian groups in Los Angeles. I put in a density indicator in the legend to help determine it.
Bob Provin drafted this map.

1977 Life in LA, 1970
I compiled and designed this map which was drafted by Richard Doss. It was an idea based on Chernoff faces. It is probably one of the most interesting maps I've created because the expressions evoke an emotional association with the data. Some people don't like that.

1978 Land Use in Los Angeles, 1975
I found that the black and white land use maps (LUDA) were really difficult to read so I tried adding color. Using white key lines helped mask the rather heavy line weights  from the original maps.

( close-up )

1988 We the People: An Atlas of America's Ethnic Diversity
This project was done just when computers were beginning to become useful. I used separations from the 1960 National Atlas of the United States for the base of many maps and wrote a plotting program to place symbols within the centroids of counties. We wrote a program to reformat the digital census data into a form that a typesetter could read for the appendices.

1989 The Alpine Lakes Wilderness
I always admired the Swiss style of topographic mapping and so jumped at the chance to try doing one for an area I liked to hike in Wahsington. The shaded relief I did by hand, covering about 6 inches square per day. I did talk three students into helping on this revision.The first version was done in 1979 and a newer one will be done by someone else.

1989 Population Patterns in Los Angeles, 1980

Leading Ethnicity

Second Leading Ethnicity

Ethnic Diversity

A poster-sized map showing 1980 ethnic distribution in metro LA. Done with student Theresa Clemen.

Los Angeles 1990 Ethnic Atlas Cover

1991 An Atlas of Population Patterns
This was our first totally digital map and was done just as the software was becoming capable of producing good quality linework and shading. Nevertheless the slow speed was mindnumbing sometimes. Using colored dots to show gain and loss in population is particularly effective.

1997 Enrollment: Service Area Research Project Atlas
Part of an attempt to display the demographics of the CSU Northridge service area, this map from an atlas on enrollment was prepared by address matching all the students from four universities.

1997 The Ethnic Quilt: Population Diversity in Southern California
This atlas is in some ways more ambitious than the We the People project. It looks at income, education, and occupational differences of ethnic groups in addition to portraying their geographical patterns of settlement.
What is interesting here is that I was able to design the entire book using  Adobe Illustrator and Quark Xpress. We then carried a hard disk to a printer for proofing and production.

2002 Atlas of California Assembly Districts

40th District (pdf)

This 11"x17" 282 page black and white atlas contains maps at various scales of the 80 Assembly districts. Districts are represented by one to ten maps depending on size and boundary complexity.

2004 Greater Boston Ethnic Atlas

2002 Changing Faces, Changing Places: Mapping Southern Californians
A look at Census 2000 data in Southern California. This 64-page,11"x15" color atlas examines changes that have occurred since 1990. 

CA Population Change Dot map
2011 California Race and Ethnic Change, 2000 - 2010
A series of dot and choropleth maps showing change by numbers of persons and by percent between the years of 2000 and 2010 within California census county divisions.