The art of cartography continues into the digital age. Dedicated practitioners of the art of map-making have bridged the transition from ink and paper to commercial and open-source mapping software. Certainly, maps need to convey data, but this needs to happen on multiple levels, and, despite the sometimes-cold digital environment, can do so with a little panache. Charley Glynn is an active promoter of the art of cartography who writes, blogs, tweets, and educates on the subject. He is also the organizer of #Maptime Southampton and hosts regular collaborative training meetings.
Charley has served as a production cartographer and now as a cartographic design consultant, developing new products and solutions for the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, one of the premier mapping agencies in the world. Among other things, he is the lead carto designer for OS maps and OS mapping APIs. Doting dad and Everdon FC fan, Charley is on Twitter @charley_glynn.