Hermansen, S. “Teaching Cartography in Academia: A Historical Reflection and Discussion of a 2007 Survey of Canadian Universities.” Cartographica, 45:1, 2010

Wynn, G. and S. Hermansen. “Reflections on the Nature of an Urban Bog.” Urban History Review. 34.1, 2005

Chapter in Book

Hermansen, S. and H. Yu. “The Irony of Discrimination: Mapping Historical Migration Using Chinese Head Tax Data.” In Historical GIS Research in Canada, J. Bonnel and M. Fortin (Eds.), University of Calgary Press, 2014

Book and Map Reviews

GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design / Gretchen N. Peterson. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Taylor& Francis Group, 2009 in Geomatica, 2010

Atlas of Galilean Satellites, Paul Schenk, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010 in Cartographica 2011

SOM:Self Organizing Maps, P. Agarwal and A. Skupin (Eds.), in Geomatica, March 2009

Coastlines, Monmonier, in Humanities and Social Sciences in (on line) H-Net, March 2009

Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley, D. Hayes, in BC Studies, #150, p 123-6, Summer 2006

Else/where Mapping: New Cartographies of Networks and Territories, J. Abrams and P. Hall (Eds.), University of Minnesota Design Institute, 2006, in Cartographica, 42/3 p 275-7, fall 2007

Cartographies of Travel and Navigation, James Akerman editor, University of Chicago Press, 2006, 372 pages, for Cartographica, 42/3 p 273-4, fall 2007

Atlas of Pacific Salmon. 2006. Review of: Atlas of Pacific Salmon The First Map-Based Status Assessment of Salmon in the North Pacific. 2005. 150 pages. Cartographica, 41/1 p 95-96 2006


Book Review of Web Cartography, Canadian Association of Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin, No. 113, Winter 2002, 600 words.

“The merging of traditional Source Statements and current GIS Metadata: the inclusion of information about information on digital maps.” Cartouche, CCA Newsletter. 61.Spring 2006 (2006): 8.

“A reflection on teaching Cartography” Cartouche, CCA Newsletter. 60.Winter 2005 (2005): 18.

“North (not) at the top”. Cartouche, CCA Newsletter. 58.Summer 2005 (2005): 9.

Data Visualization Poster for Labs, with Eric Lienberger, 2003

Maps: published a series of maps of historic banking practices in Southwestern Ontario for Dr. Angela Redish, Economics UBC, May 2011


Invited Presentations 

Panel Member, “Cartography in the Classroom: A Changing Landscape: Cartographic Perspectives Special Session”, North American Cartographic Information Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota,  October 2015

“Linking Time Space and Narrative with GIS”, American Environmental History Association Workshop, Boise Idaho, March, 2008

“GIS and Environmental History workshop”, Canadian History and Environment Summer School, UBC, May 2008

“The Future of Academic Cartography”, Kingston University, England, April, 2007

‘Utilisation du SIG à visualiser avec des cartes l’histoire de l’environnement et l’interaction de       biodiversité, histoire et société’’,  Université Joseph Fournier, Ecology Département, Grenoble, France, Nov. 2006

“Teaching and Using Metadata: data about data”, Western Division American Map Librarian Association, Vancouver, May 2006

“The Nature of an Urban Bog”, Pacific Spirit Park Community, Vancouver, Nov. 2005

“The Despoliation and Restoration of Camosun Bog”, Colloquium, UBC Geography, Sept. 2005

“Visualizing Environmental History”, Nature History Society Series, Green College, UBC, Feb. 2005


“How to teach an old(ish) Cartographer new tricks: from Advanced Cartography to Spatial Data Viz” North American Cartographic Information Society, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October, 2015

“Integrating Web Cartography into Cartography Courses”, Canadian Cartographic Association, Annual Meeting, Charlottetown, PEI, May 2015 [had to cancel]

“From Learning Outcomes to Competencies to Careers: A Case Study of a Team Based Approach to  Curriculum Redesign”, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE),   Annual Meeting, Vancouver, June 2015

“Integrating Community Based Experiential Learning into Undergraduate Teaching”, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), annual Meeting, Vancouver, June 2015

“Visual Histories: Mixed Methods Research and Teaching”, North American Cartographic Information  Society (NACIS), Annual Meeting, Madison Wisconsin, October 2011

“First Year Initiative: Peer Mentoring and the Academic Plan”, BC Academic Advising Association, UBC, May 2010

“Survey of Canadian Academic Cartography”, North American Cartographic Information Society Annual    Meeting, Missoula Montana, Oct 2008

“Teaching Academic Cartography”, Canadian Cartographic Association, Annual Meeting, UBC, May  2008

“How Not to Lie with Maps”, Canadian Cartographic Association Annual Meeting and GeoTech Conference, Ottawa, July 2006

“Teaching Cartography (and Proud of it)”, Canadian Cartographic Association, Annual Meeting, St.  John’s NL, July 2005

“Teaching Metadata”, Canadian Cartographic Association, Annual Meeting, St. John’s NL, July 2005

“The Nature of an Urban Bog”, (with G. Wynn) Canadian Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting,   London ON, May 2005

“Cartography Comeback”, Annual Meeting, Canadian Association of Geographers/Canadian Cartographic Association, Victoria, May 2003

“Environmental Organizer Workshop”, with Margaret North, BC Social Studies Association, Burnaby BC, Fall 2003

“Environmental Organizer Workshop”, with Margaret North, BC Social Studies Association, Burnaby BC, Fall 2002

“Teaching Mapping Skill to Elementary School Aged Children”, National Council for Geographic Education, Annual Meeting, Vancouver, August 2001

“GIS Education Summary Panel: Joint Programs”, GIS 2001, Vancouver, BC, February 2001

“GIS Education and Training; Monograph 43, 10 Years Later”, Canadian Cartographic Association, Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, June 2000