You would be very hard pressed to find anyone in geospatial who hasn't spent time gazing at JRR Tolkien's maps of Middle Earth, the setting for his much-loved The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The unique cartographic style is a delightful detail that helps bring the stories to life.
In this episode Ed has the pleasure of speaking with Dan Bell, an artist who spends his days drawing maps in the Middle Earth style. We discuss Dan's work, how he landed in this unique niche, the artistic process he follows, and then also the aspects of running a map making business.

The Geomob podcast is hosted by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of OpenCage, and Steven Feldman, of KnowWhere Consulting.

Every week we discuss themes from the geo industry, interview Geomob speakers, and provide regular updates about our own projects.