James Meacham, Department of Geography

James E. Meacham

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

Jim Meacham is an expert in thematic map design and data visualization. A world-class cartographer and atlas designer, Jim's work includes coauthoring the Atlas of Yellowstone (2022 and 2012 editions), Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates (2018), Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas (2010), and the Atlas of Oregon (2001). These atlas publications have received several major awards from the American Association of Geographers, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, the Association of American Publishers, and the Wildlife Society, among others. At the University of Oregon, he is the former executive director and cofounder of the InfoGraphics Lab, and is a senior research associate emeritus in the geography department where he taught the advanced cartography courses for over 25 years. He is also a former president of the North American Cartographic Information Society.

Contact: jmeacham@uoregon.edu | @Jim_Meacham


Recent Media: 
Mapmaker Leaves Winning Team at the Helm (Oregon Journalism Lab, Feb. 24, 2021)
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)