The Atlantic Cities:
Check Out This Food Atlas Created by ‘Guerrilla’ Cartographers
Sara Johnson. Nov 14, 2012
The duo behind the book mapping San Francisco’s Mission District are now turning their attention to food-related maps — from America’s global almond trade to taco trucks in East Oakland.
“Food: An Atlas,” edited by UC Berkeley geography professor Darin Jensen with freelance cartographer and former student Molly Roy, includes over 60 maps at the neighborhood, national, regional, and global level.
Atlas contributors (such as artists, designers, cartographers, and researchers) became part of the “guerrilla cartography community,” or ”a loose band of people who are passionate about geography or food, or both,” according to the website for their Kickstarter campaign to print and distribute 1,000 books. The project raised $29,569 — nearly 50 percent more than their goal, which allows them to build a website and print additional books.
The Kickstarter site also notes that the atlas focuses on food production, distribution, security, and cuisine. The initial request for map submissions asked for any new research (mapped or map-able) “from urban food security to rural food industrialization; foodstuffs distribution to cuisine diaspora; foraging for food to being paid not to grow it,” says Jensen, who sent Atlantic Cities a selection of the atlas’s maps.”
Image: Molly Roy

The Atlantic Cities:

Check Out This Food Atlas Created by ‘Guerrilla’ Cartographers

Sara Johnson. Nov 14, 2012

The duo behind the book mapping San Francisco’s Mission District are now turning their attention to food-related maps — from America’s global almond trade to taco trucks in East Oakland.

Food: An Atlas,” edited by UC Berkeley geography professor Darin Jensen with freelance cartographer and former student Molly Roy, includes over 60 maps at the neighborhood, national, regional, and global level.

Atlas contributors (such as artists, designers, cartographers, and researchers) became part of the “guerrilla cartography community,” or ”a loose band of people who are passionate about geography or food, or both,” according to the website for their Kickstarter campaign to print and distribute 1,000 books. The project raised $29,569 — nearly 50 percent more than their goal, which allows them to build a website and print additional books.

The Kickstarter site also notes that the atlas focuses on food production, distribution, security, and cuisine. The initial request for map submissions asked for any new research (mapped or map-able) “from urban food security to rural food industrialization; foodstuffs distribution to cuisine diaspora; foraging for food to being paid not to grow it,” says Jensen, who sent Atlantic Cities a selection of the atlas’s maps.”

Image: Molly Roy

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