James Meacham, Department of Geography

James E. Meacham

Practice Areas: Map Design, Atlases, Cartography, Data Visualization, GIS, Yellowstone, Mountains

Jim Meacham is an academic expert in GIS (geographic information systems), the technology behind real-time mapping. A world-class cartographer and atlas designer, Jim's work includes mapping the migration patterns of big game in Wyoming and co-authoring the “Atlas of Yellowstone” (2012). At the University of Oregon, he is executive director and co-founder of the InfoGraphics Lab, and is a senior research associate in the geography department. He teaches courses in Advanced Cartography. Jim's interests include map and atlas design, and data visualization, and his other publications include "Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas" (2010) and the "Atlas of Oregon" (2001). His current projects include the development of an Atlas of Wildlife Migration: Wyoming’s Ungulates.

Contact: jmeacham@uoregon.edu | 541-346-5788 | @Jim_Meacham


Recent Media: 
Why Cartography Still Matters (Directions Magazine, Sept. 16, 2020)
Kids are becoming the teachers during the pandemic. (National Geographic UK, June 9, 2020)
InfoGraphics Atlas Captures Astounding Migrations (Oregon Quarterly, winter 2019)
New atlas charts the epic migrations of deer, elk and antelope (Around the O, Nov. 27, 2018)
First-ever atlas of big-game migrations highlights UW research (University of Wyoming, Oct. 22, 2018)
Interview with a celebrity cartographer: Jim Meacham (Cartographic Perspectives, June 16, 2015)