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Professor Dave HobbinsDave Hobbins is a retired Professor Emeritus of Forestry and Environmental Studies at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He has written and presented on several occasions about how map design affects the color blind, or the "color vision impaired."

The following is a playlist of three videos (parts 1-3) that discuss the different types of color blindness, the different populations who are color blind, and map design principles based on aspects of color blindness. To view the videos on a larger screen, be sure to select the option at the bottom right.





Papers, Presentations & Publications

Hobbins, D. L. (2020). "Map design for the color vision deficient." In S. Brunn (Ed.), Handbook of the changing world language map (Chapter 31). Springer. 

Hobbins, D. 2016. "What You Should Know About Color." Scholar's Symposium. University of Maine at Fort Kent. 26 April 2016.

Hobbins, D. 2016. "Consider the Older Audience: Color in Map Design." Maine GIS User's Group and Maine GIS Educator's Conference. Freeport, ME. 5 February 2016.

Hobbins, D. L. 2016. FOR290 - Forest Mensuration Coursebook. University of Maine at FORT KENT. 341 p.

Hobbins, D. L. 2015. "Map Design for the Color Vision Impaired.” iGETT Institute, South Dakota State University, 26 June 2015.

Hobbins, D. L. 2015. "Graphic Design for the Color Vision Impaired." Faculty Institute, U. Maine Augusta. 14 May 2015

Hobbins, D. L. 2015. FOR242: Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation Coursebook. University of Maine at FORT KENT. 176 p.

Hobbins, D.L. 2012. "Community Projects and Low Costs Ways to Implement GIS." Joint Meeting of the Maine Municipal Assoc. and Maine GIS User's Group. Portland, Maine. March 1 2012.

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