Matthew Edney studied geography at University College London (B.Sc. 1983) and the University of Wisconsin (M.S. 1985; Ph.D. 1990). After teaching at SUNY Binghamton, he moved in 1995 to the University of Southern Maine, where he has since 2007 held the Osher Chair in the History of Cartography. Since 2005, he has also directed the History of Cartography Project (University of Wisconsin–Madison). He has edited, with Mary Pedley, Cartography in the European Enlightenment, volume 4 of History (December 2019). Edney’s work embraces the history of surveying, British imperial mapping, Enlightenment mapping, and historiography. His most recent publication is Cartography: The Ideal and Its History (University of Chicago Press, 2019). For his current projects, see www.mappingasprocess.net.