Sarah Battersby is a research scientist at Tableau Software. Her primary area of focus is cartography, with an emphasis on cognition. Her work emphasizes how we can help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively. Her research has covered a variety of areas, including perception in dynamic map displays, geospatial technologies and spatial thinking abilities, and the impact of map projection on spatial cognition. She works closely with the maps development team. Sarah has taught university-level courses in GIS and cartography for 10 years. In her spare time, Sarah is President of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) - a professional society for (you guessed it...) cartographers and GIScientists.