Mapping the Stories of Our Planet

Mapping the Stories of Our Planet

“Hasn’t the world already been mapped?” Not true! Especially if you ask National Geographic cartographer Debbie Gibbons. We are constantly finding new places and exploring new territory. What we map is constantly changing. You can map populations, transportation systems, forest coverage, and more. With more than 30 years of map making under her belt, join Debbie to discover just what exactly what goes into making maps at National Geographic.


5 - 12


Anthropology, Earth Science, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Human Geography, Physical Geography, Social Studies, Storytelling

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André Gabrielli, National Geographic Society
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March 21, 2024

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