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Not long after Robert's river maps were first discovered by the good people of the internet, journalists started to flood in as well. There was no stopping them :) Here you can find some of the articles we are proud of.

One of the first articles was published by the Mail Online, featuring only the river map of the contiguous USA, still referring to Robert by his Imgur username. A few months later they asked him for an interview which resulted in a longer and a more thorough article.

IFLScience has also found him more than once, two years apart. Robert being a geography nerd himself, it was never a surprise for him that geeky science blogs and papers started to write about these maps. Amongst others they appeared on the pages of Gizmodo, twice on GearJunkie and even BigThink. Digg, Yahoo and BoingBoing liked his work.

It is a really good feeling being recognized by the art you make. Reading about your own work on the pages of The Washington Post, CNN or the  Atlas Obscura is something that we have never dreamed of. He was even interviewed by The Smithsonian!
In 2019 BBC Sounds recorded an interview where he talks about map making and the story of Grasshopper Geography. Listen from 36:30.
Below there is a selection of the articles we have gathered throughout the years.

Articles in English:
Atlas Obscura - river and forest cover maps
AWOL - population density maps
BigThink - river basin maps
BoingBoing - river basin maps
Cascadia Department of Bioregion - Cascadia river basin maps
CNN - river basin maps
Digg - USA river basin map
GearJunkie - river basin maps
GearJunkie - forest cover maps
Gizmodo - river basin maps
GeoAwesomeness - population density maps
GeoAwesomeness - river basin maps
IFLScience - river basin maps
IFLScience - river basin maps interview
Mail Online - river basin maps
Mail Online - river basin maps
Mail Online - USA forest cover map
Mail Online - Australia forest cover map
Popular Science - river basin maps
OpenCulture - USA river basin map
Sarasota Magazine - interview
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - river basin maps
Smithsonian Magazine - river basin maps
The Inertia - forest cover maps
The Washington Post - USA river basin map
The Weather Channel - USA river basin map
Treehugger - river basin maps
Visualising Geomorphology - river basin maps
World Economic Forum - river basin maps
Yahoo - USA river basin map
ZME Science - river and forest cover maps

Articles in Spanish:
Condé Nast Traveler España - forest cover maps
Condé Nast Traveler España - river basin maps
Platforma Arquitectura - river basin maps
Platforma Arquitectura - population density maps

Articles in French:
Planet Terre Inconnue - river basin maps
POSITIVR - river basin maps
Science et Vie - river basin maps
SciencePost - river basin maps
Sciences et Avenir - forest cover and river basin maps

Articles in German:
Die Welt - river basin maps
Hamburger Morgenpost - river basin maps
Süddeutsche Zeitung - interview, all map styles
Watson - river basin maps

Articles in Chinese:
ArchDaily China - river basin maps
Pianshen - river basin maps