Mapping Mormonism got a great little writeup in the online version of the Deseret News! Unfortunately, the traffic coming here crashed this site. On the bright side, after struggling to revive it, I finally found a secret setting that is now making this site work better than ever!
Yes, I fell behind, but I have posted several more images to go along with September’s Gospel Doctrine lessons. I will get the rest of the year’s images up tomorrow.
Mapping Mormonism has a great writeup in BYU Magazine, including updated versions of a few of the maps.
Our two awards have finally been published online: CaGIS Best Atlas of 2012, and MHA Book of the Year.
The Mormon History Association, at its conference Jun 7th, announced that Mapping Mormonism has won the Best Book 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. . .
To help with your study and teaching of the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History in Gospel Doctrine classes in 2013, we will be posting sample graphics from Mapping Mormonism. See the menu link above for more details.
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
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.
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.