Exhibit Maps

Inkjet print of the 7th Iteration's History of Science Fiction

Framed print of the 5th Iteration's The Millennium Development Goals Map

10th Iteration poster set (click to enlarge)

Most exhibit maps can be purchased individually. Each map is 30" × 24" (76cm x 61cm) with different printing options for you to choose from. You may also purchase posters of each iteration of the exhibit.

If you would like to place an order, please email Lisel Record ( Please include the name(s) of the map(s) and the type of print(s) you would like, along with contact and shipping information.

  • Inkjet print: $45 ea*
  • Premium archival print: $100 ea*
  • Laminated foam core with black metal frame: $250 ea*
  • Iteration poster sets (inkjet): $150 per iteration* or $950 for all 20 posters*

*plus shipping


Atlas of Forecasts: Modeling and Mapping Desirable Futures

Katy Börner
Published by MIT Press

13 x 11, 228 pp.

To envision and create the futures we want, society needs an appropriate understanding of the likely impact of alternative actions. Data models and visualizations offer a way to understand and intelligently manage complex, interlinked systems in science and technology, education, and policymaking. Atlas of Forecasts, from the creator of Atlas of Science and Atlas of Knowledge, shows how we can use data to predict, communicate, and ultimately attain desirable futures.

Using advanced data visualizations to introduce different types of computational models, Atlas of Forecasts demonstrates how models can inform effective decision-making in education, science, technology, and policymaking. The models and maps presented aim to help anyone understand key processes and outcomes of complex systems dynamics, including which human skills are needed in an artificial intelligence-empowered economy; what progress in science and technology is likely to be made; and how policymakers can future-proof regions or nations. This Atlas offers a driver's seat-perspective for a test-drive of the future.

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Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know

Katy Börner
Published by MIT Press

13 x 11, 288 pp.
500 color illus.

Atlas of Science, based on the popular exhibit Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, describes and displays successful mapping techniques. The heart of the book is a visual feast: Claudius Ptolemy's Cosmographia World Map from 1482; a guide to a PhD thesis that resembles a subway map; "the structure of science" as revealed in a map of citation relationships in papers published in 2002; a periodic table; and many more. Each entry includes the story behind the map and biographies of its makers.

“Science is a voyage of discovery and Katy Börner has provided its first atlas. This excellent book offers a compendium of all that is best in explaining visual maps of our scientific knowledge.”
—Michael Batty, University College London

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Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map

Katy Börner
To be published by MIT Press on March 13, 2015

13 x 11, 224 pp.
580 illus.

In an age of information overload, the ability to make sense of vast amounts of data and to render insightful visualizations is as important as the ability to read and write. The Atlas of Knowledge explains and exemplifies the power of visualizations not only to help locate us in physical space but also to help us understand the extent and structure of our collective knowledge, to identify bursts of activity, pathways of ideas, and borders that beg to be crossed.

“Finally, visualization reaches maturity as Katy Börner shows readers the powerful, but rarely seen, forces that shape our lives. Drawing on the work of thousands of creative visual designers, this book is a tribute to human ingenuity in creating our new world of visual thinking.”
—Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, author of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction

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Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data

Katy Börner & David E. Polley
Published by MIT Press

7.5 x 9, 292 pp.

This textbook offers a gentle introduction to the design of insightful visualizations. It seamlessly blends theory and practice, giving readers both the theoretical foundation and the practical skills necessary to render data into insights. The book accompanies the Information Visualization MOOC that has attracted students, scholars, and practitioners from many fields of science in more than 100 countries.

“[This book] is the first serious attempt at offering a theoretical and practical introduction to this discipline, aimed not just at specialists but at any reader, regardless of her or his background.”
—Alberto Cairo, Professor of the Professional Practice at the School of Communication of the University of Miami

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Acknowledgements: This exhibit is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-0238261, CHE-0524661, IIS-0534909 and IIS-0715303, the James S. McDonnell Foundation; Thomson Reuters; the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, University Information Technology Services, and the School of Library and Information Science, all three at Indiana University. Some of the data used to generate the science maps is from the Web of Science by Thomson Reuters and Scopus by Elsevier. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.