Atlas of the Invisible

Atlas of the Invisible

Maps & Graphics That Will Change How You See the World


Winner of the British Cartographic Society Award 2021
Winner of the John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping 2021
Winner of the Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping 2021

Discover the hidden patterns in human society as you have never seen them before - through the world of data

In Atlas of the Invisible, award-winning geographer-designer team James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti redefine what an atlas can be. Transforming enormous data sets into rich maps and cutting-edge vizualisations, they uncover truths about our past, reflect who we are today, and highlight what we face in the years ahead. With their joyfully inquisitive approach, Cheshire and Uberti explore happiness and anxiety levels around the globe; they trace the undersea cables and cell towers that connect us; they examine hidden scars of geopolitics; and illustrate how a warming planet affects everything from hurricanes to the hajj.

Years in the making, Atlas of the Invisible invites readers to marvel at the promise and peril of data, and to revel in the secrets and contours of a newly visible world.


  • Geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti redefine what an atlas can be

About the authors

James Cheshire

James Cheshire is a Professor of Geographic Information and Cartography at University College London. In 2017, the Royal Geographic Society honoured him with the Cuthbert Peek Award 'for advancing geographical knowledge through the use of mappable Big Data'.
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Oliver Uberti

Oliver Uberti is a former senior design editor for National Geographic, who continues to help scientists translate their research into memorable visuals. He has designed figures for a range of high-profile academics, including geneticist David Reich and his bestseller Who We Are and How We Got Here.
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