Best Atlas of 2012!

I recently found out that Mapping Mormonism won Best Atlas in the 2012 Map Design Competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS), the most prestigious cartography awards in the U.S.! It turns out we were a tiebreaker away from Best of Show, but I’m happy to hear that someone likes the atlas. I only hope that CaGIS eventually updates their website so it shows something official. . .

January Book Signings

Brandon Plewe will be visiting Costco stores in Utah again this month to sign the atlas:

  • Jan 3rd: Lehi, 1-5pm; Jan 5th: Sandy, 1-5pm
  • Jan 8th: Ogden, 1-5pm; Jan 12th: Bountiful, 11-3
  • Jan 17th: Orem, 1-5; Jan 19th: St. George, 1-5
  • Jan 24th: Lehi, 1-5; Jan 26th: Spanish Fork, 1-5
  • Jan 29th: Orem, 1-5; Jan 31st: Sandy, 1-5

MM goes on Tour!

Costco has asked me to do some book signings in their Utah stores (free labor for them, I guess); all are scheduled for 1:00-5:00pm:

  • Dec 4: Lehi, Dec 6: Bountiful, Dec 8: Murray
  • Dec 11: Orem, Dec 13: Sandy, Dec 15: Ogden
  • Dec 20: Lehi, Dec 22: West Valley City
  • Dec 27: Orem, Dec 29: Bountiful

Hopefully they’ll add a St. George date too.

The New MormonPlaces

On pages 37, 41, and 61 of the atlas, I promised to provide details about the early branches of the Church on this site. These are now available as part of my companion site, MormonPlaces. Here you can find a growing gazetteer of thousands of places relevant to Latter-day Saint history, including settlements, branches, stakes, cemeteries, buildings, and events. Soon you’ll be able to contribute your own knowledge about these places to this collaborative site.