A thank-you, long overdue

  • Tom Koch University of British Columbia
Keywords: cartography, citizenry, ethics, morals, professionalism


In 2005 discussions at the NACIS meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, forced me to think differently and more clearly about issues of ethics and morals both in cartography but also elsewhere in the "knowledge professons." An article in Cartographic Perspectives became a tool for this exploration. The result, after a decade of thinking and rethinking, is a new book titled Ethics in Everyday Life. This brief piece is a thank-you to members whose questions and comments were so critical in forcing me to new ways of thinking both about maps and about the ideas they present.

Author Biography

Tom Koch, University of British Columbia
Tom Koch is adjunct professor of medical geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a consultant in gerontology and chronic care at the Alton Medical Centre in Toronto, Canda. A medical geographer, he is the author of two books in the field: Cartographies of Disease (2005; 2017) and Diseaes Maps: Epidemics on the Ground (2012).
How to Cite
Koch, T. (2017). A thank-you, long overdue. Cartographic Perspectives, (87), 5-8. https://doi.org/10.14714/CP87.1407