University of Nebraska at Omaha professor Michael Peterson will present the 2016 Steve Lavin Memorial Seminar, "Geography and Cartography in an Era of American Exceptionalism," at 2:30 p.m. April 15 in Room 163 of Hardin Hall on East Campus in Lincoln.
Peterson is a geographer and cartographer who has traveled and worked across the world. In his talk, which is free and open to the public, he will examine the relationship between geography, cartography and the concept of American exceptionalism -- or the notion that the United States stands apart from other countries because its history and development make it unique.
The memorial seminar is part of a daylong event honoring Lavin, who spent three decades with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Geography Department before he died in 2011. Lavin was a specialist in cartography and well known for his research on map design, cartographic communication and computer cartography.
You have free articles remaining.
Peterson's research focus has been maps and the Internet. He joined the UNO faculty in 1982.
His latest work includes the 2014 book "Mapping in the Cloud” and the 2012 release "Online Maps with APIs and Webservices."
For a complete schedule of events, visit go.unl.edu/iv0a.