It's astonishing to look at maps from hundreds of years ago and realize just how accurate some of them are, despite their creators possessing very primitive mapping tools.
Things are just a bit easier for the people at the University of Oregon's InfoGraphics Lab. They have satellites and myriad other technologies available in helping them create maps and other visual aids for the Department of Geography, the University at large, and Oregon state government agencies.
One of the lab's recent projects: an atlas showing wildlife migration routes, made in collaboration with the University of Wyoming.
Jim Meacham is the executive director of the lab, and our guest in this month's edition of Curious: Research Meets Radio.