Glacial Landforms of the Puget LowlandRole: Author, Cartographer, Illustrator

Multi-Project: These posters, created for the Washington Geological Survey, were made to display many of the interesting landforms of Washington State. Using high-resolution elevation data—mainly lidar—they display and explain the origin of many of Washington’s glacial, fluvial, and ice age flood-created landforms. In addition to maps, the posters use illustrations, text, and graphics to explain the processes behind the landscapes.  Scroll down to read more and to view the posters.

Glacial Landforms of the Puget Lowland

Glacial Landforms of the Puget Lowland—a lidar-based map showing glacial landforms in the Puget Sound region. Go here to view the full-size poster.

Rainforest Rivers of the Outer Olympic Coast

Rainforest Rivers of the Outer Olympic Coast shows the current and former channels of the five coastal rivers from the west side of the Olympic Peninsula with lidar-derived relative elevation models. Go here to view the full-size poster.

The Cheney-Palouse Tract of Washington's Channeled Scablands

The Cheney-Palouse Tract of Washington’s Channeled Scablands—This map shows the topographic evidence of the Missoula Floods on a portion of the Channeled Scablands in eastern Washington known as the Cheney–Palouse scabland tract. Smooth, linear features are former channels of the floods, while the more textured land adjacent to the pathways was higher in elevation, and was thus unaffected by the flooding. Go here to view the full-size poster.

Folds and Fossils of the Chuckanut Formation in Northwestern Was

Folds and Fossils of the Chuckanut Formation in Northwestern Washington. This lidar-derived map enhances views of geologic folds in the Bellingham region of northwestern Washington. With illustrations and text, the poster also describes fossils commonly found in this region. Go here to view the full-size poster.

Chehalis River Flood Plain and Channel Patterns

Chehalis River Flood Plain and Channel Patterns shows the current and former channels of the Chehalis River with a lidar-derived relative elevation model. Go here to view the full-size poster.

Software: ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Cloud, Mapublisher