Fraser Taylor

I map therefore I am: recent developments in cartography in the age of location.

Dr. D. R. Fraser Taylor is Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has been recognized as one of the world’s leading cartographers and a pioneer in the introduction of the use of the computer in cartography. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his achievements. In 2012 he was awarded the 3M/Royal Canadian Geographic Society Award for Environmental Innovation and in August 2013 was awarded the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal by the International Cartographic Association. This award is the highest possible honour in cartography and has been awarded only 12 times in the last 50 years. Dr. Taylor is the first Canadian to be so honoured. His latest book is entitled “Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications and Indigenous Mapping, published by Elsevier in 2014.