Lauren Tierney is a Graphics Reporter at the Washington Post who enjoys telling stories with maps and specializes in mapping environment, climate, wildlife, and adventure topics. Lauren also specializes in terrain representation, using open source visualization tools such as Pyramid Shader and QGIS to work with elevation data in unique ways. She was previously a Graphics Editor at National Geographic Magazine, and has a masters degree in geography from the University of Oregon. Find her at @tierneyl.
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Articles by Lauren
Mapping the Fiery Chaos of the 1968 Riots
How we made a complex, collaborative project using archival maps, decades-old Secret Service data, and morePosted on
A full walkthrough of the Washington Post’s mapping project involving D.C.’s 1968 riots.
How We Made “The Melting of Antarctica”
Continuing a 125-year tradition of mapping the continent at the bottom of the worldPosted on
For over 120 years, National Geographic magazine has mapped Antarctica, and continues to visually illustrate the complex processes that occur on this remote continent. The tradition continues with “The Melting of Antarctica,” published in the July 2017 issue, highlighting the effect that climate change is having on the continent.