Mapping Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

  • Tom Patterson


Making a National Park Service (NPS) visitor map of a large, famous park such as Glacier Bay involves careful planning and many people. Preliminary work on the Glacier Bay map required a site visit to Alaska, consultations with park staff, and observing visitors using maps on board a cruise ship. The paper examines various mountain-mapping challenges, including shaded relief, landcover, glaciers, fjord bathymetry, braided rivers, and place names. The paper then ties these strands together by discussing the design of the final brochure map.
How to Cite
Patterson, T. (2010). Mapping Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Cartographic Perspectives, (67), 29-42.
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