Order of Multitudes

William Rankin

Dr. William Rankin is Associate Professor of the History of Science at Yale University, and he is the author of After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century. In addition to his historical research, he is an award-winning cartographer. In this interview, Bill explains how location data can be thought of as part of our individual identities, even when it is anonymous.