John B. Krygier

Professor of Geology and Geography
Director of Environmental Studies

Education

  • B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

About

John Krygier is a geographer with teaching and research specializations in cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and environmental and human geography. 

Krygier has extensive experience developing and using multimedia, worldwide web resources, and exercises for teaching. His book Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS was published in 2005, with a new edition published in 2010. He blogs at makingmaps.net

Krygier’s research interests include cartography and map design for GIS, critical cartography & GIS, mapping in the arts and humanities, Participatory GIS, multimedia and hypermedia mapping, the history of mapping, environmental studies, and environmental history. Read his complete CV.

More information about Krygier’s courses and research can be found on his Ohio Wesleyan web pages.

Publications / Presentations

  • 2015 Krygier, J.B. & D. Wood. Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS. Third edition. New York: Guilford.
  • 2011 Krygier, J.B. & D. Wood. Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS. Second edition. New York: Guilford. (Korean translation: 2012).
  • 2010 Wood, D., and J.B. Krygier. The Power of Maps. Second edition. New York, Guilford. [three co-authored chapters are included in this book).
  • 2005 Krygier, J.B. & D. Wood. Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS. New York: Guilford.