Bostonography is run by—and includes maps by—two cartography geeks whose paths occasionally cross, sometimes even in Boston. We have in common the Geography graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, although we didn’t overlap there. We met at geography and cartography conferences all over the place and through our mutual friends, and it was at one of these conferences that we hatched the Bostonography scheme.
Andy Woodruff, Axis Maps
I grew up as a regular visitor to Boston, my mom being a native and a BU alumna, and became an area resident when I moved to Cambridge in 2008. That’s a lifetime short of being a real “local” by the standards around here, but I’m doing my best. I think I can at least imitate the local accent better than most people from my home state of Ohio, and I’m always exploring the city by foot, by train, by bicycle, and by study.
My day job is being a partner in Axis Maps, where we do custom interactive cartography and also sell typographic map posters. This site is, in part, a way to combine my endless desire to make maps with my endless desire to learn about and become a part of this city.
Tim Wallace, PhD Candidate (UW-Madison Geography) & Freelance Cartographer.
I don’t currently live in Boston, but it sure is my home. I was born in Boston and grew up frustrated by the Sox and mystified by the gigantic hole in Back Bay that existed during the construction of 500 Boylston. Nowadays, I am finishing up a PhD in Wisconsin and working as a Graphics Editor at The New York Times.
It’s fair to say that I enjoy mapping. It’s dead on to say that I love Boston. So, for me, combining the two is a dream.