Welcome to the personal website of
Maps, photos, and miscellaneous musings









Some things I’ve worked on recently


Dartmouth Hall: 3D Model

A digital reconstruction of Dartmouth College's most iconic building

Haiti Crime Monitor UI/UX Design (Wireframes)

An interactive crime visualization and reporting tool for a Brazil-based non-profit.

Mongol Rally Interactive Route Map

Trace our route from England to Mongolia!

Median Income Value-by-Alpha

Wiggly Worm

Help Timmy the Tapeworm evade the antibiotics in this mindless and addicting game

Cartoon Physics

Exaggerated bipedal motion

Dot Density Deception

Pretty misinformation


An experimental caricature of Per Mertesacker

Mongol Rally Route

A visual itinerary

Boston Bike Crashes

"The topography of takedowns"

Human Beehive

People doing things

Mt. St. Helens: 3D Model

Fun with digital elevation models

Urban Anatomy

Inside the city

Violent Crime in DC (Hexbins and Contours)

Identifying violent crime hotspots in Washington, DC


For the escapist within us all

If I Were A Subway…

A stylized mental map of Portland

Typographic Map of State Exports

What's in your boxcar?

Animal Friends

"...it's the critters you meet along the way." Didn't someone say that once?

Shapes and Shadows

Objective abstraction

Astronaut: 3D Model

Meet François, the fearless French explorer (with a disjointed spine)

Mapping Slavery

An experiment in narrative cartography

Prison Cell: 3D Model

Using polygons to evoke a sense of place

Linoleum Prints

Tactile, non-digital arts, you say?

Reldresal Washington EP

Strange sounds designed to haunt your dreams


Gratuitous food porn

The Geographic Distortion of Transit Maps

Straight rivers and square islands.


Who is this guy, anyway?


I am a scholar, creator, explorer, and proponent of the spaced en dash. The breadth of my wingspan is exceeded only by the range of my academic interests and personal fascinations, including ethnomusicology, sociolinguistics, currency, photography, cosmology and spaceflight, travel, vexillology (flags), and above all, cartography. I’m truly fascinated by maps, as they lie at the very intersection of science and the arts. Indeed, maps play a critical role in ensuring that we fully understand the world around us.

Following my graduation from Dartmouth College in June 2014, I hope to apply my education in human geography and digital arts to a career in content strategy, digital media production, cartography, or some other map production-related field. Until then, though, I’m happy to take advantage of Dartmouth’s rich liberal arts curriculum. Slavic folklore and Central Asian ethnomusicology, I’ll be with you soon – first let me finish this paper on dirt.

Dilettante, you say? I prefer 21st-century Renaissance man.

If you’d like to know more about me, you can send me an email using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Cooper Thomas
4576 Hinman
Hanover, NH. 03755