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Stamen Design on the Geomob Podcast

Recently Eric Rodenbeck and Alan McConchie had a fascinating conversation with Steven Feldman for the Geomob Podcast. Geomob is a great resource for the geospatial community, organizing a series of in-person meetups in Europe (and now hosting virtual presentations which are all recorded online and available on YouTube). In our audio interview with Steven we talked about the past, present, and future of Stamen’s mapping practice and covered lots of behind-the-scenes aspects of our work. Here’s the podcast summary from Geomob:

Fans of clever cartography are in for a treat — this week Steven interviews Eric Rodenbeck and Alan McConchie of Stamen, a well known data visualization and map design company. Over the years Stamen has created so many beautiful, thought-provoking, and widely used maps. Most recently they produced the design for Facebook’s new OpenStreetMap-based, global base map. The discussion is wide-ranging and covers the history of the business, the role of cartographers in the digital age, working with OpenStreetMap, mapping tools like Field Papers, their favourite projects, and much more.

This was a really fun interview to record, and we’d like to thank Steven and Ed for inviting us to join. We’re looking forward to coming back sometime to talk about all the topics we didn’t have time to get to!

You can hear the interview anywhere you get your podcasts, or listen online here.

Published: 04.28.21
Updated: 09.20.22

About Stamen

Stamen is a globally recognized strategic design partner and one of the most established cartography and data visualization studios in the industry. For over two decades, Stamen has been helping industry giants, universities, and civic-minded organizations alike bring their ideas to life through designing and storytelling with data. We specialize in translating raw data into interactive visuals that inform, inspire and incite action. At the heart of this is our commitment to research and ensuring we understand the challenges we face. We embrace ambiguity, we thrive in data, and we exist to build tools that educate and inspire our audiences to act.