Juan Valdes

Specialty: Geographer

As National Geographic's Geographer and Director of Editorial and Cartographic Research, Juan José Valdés is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and consistency of its maps and map products. He guides and assists the Society's Map Policy Committee in setting border representations, disputed territories, and naming conventions for the Geographic. Born in Havana and later raised in the U.S., Juan oversaw the development of National Geographic's groundbreaking new map of Cuba.

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