Laris Karklis

Washington, D.C.


Education: Mary Washington College, BA in geography and historic preservation

Laris was hired by the Washington Post in 2000 as a cartographer. From 2009 to 2015 he served as deputy director of the graphics department. Currently serves as senior graphics editor/cartographer.
Latest from Laris Karklis

Senior Ukrainian officials fear counterattack may not live up to hype

Ukraine is readying an assault to seize back territory occupied by Russia but Kyiv worries any gains could fall short of Western expectations and undercut support

May 6, 2023

Follow the 600-mile front line between Ukrainian and Russian forces

Over the last year, the war has morphed from a multi-front invasion to a conflict of attrition largely concentrated along a 600-mile stretch in the east and south.

February 21, 2023

    Atmospheric rivers won’t end California’s drought

    The epic rains in California this month aren’t enough to solve the state’s drought problems.

    January 14, 2023

    What it looks like as drought strangles the mighty Mississippi

    The Mississippi River, the nation’s most mythical waterway, has been strangled by months of drought, with water levels plummeting to historic lows.

    October 27, 2022

      Maps show the impacts of Hurricane Ian

      Hurricane Ian's impact in Florida shown in maps visualizing precipitation, storm surge or power outages.

      October 1, 2022

        See Hurricane Ian’s damage across Florida in photos, videos and maps

        A visual record of the devastation wrought across Florida by the Category 4 hurricane

        September 30, 2022

        Three maps that explain Russia’s annexations and losses in Ukraine

        Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia are the areas Putin is illegally annexing, as Russian forces suffer setbacks around the eastern city of Lyman.

        September 30, 2022

        How Fiona was a different kind of storm than Maria

        How Hurricane Fiona was very different from Hurricane Maria when they hit Puerto Rico five years apart.

        September 21, 2022

        The queen’s final journey: Mapping the plans for the coming days

        After Scotland has paid its respects, Queen Elizabeth II's coffin will be flown to London. A procession is scheduled from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

        September 14, 2022

          These maps show Ukraine’s latest victories against Russia

          In less than a week, Ukraine’s military made startling gains against Russian forces in the Kharkiv region, potentially changing the tide of a war that has raged for more than half a year and changed the geopolitical fabric of Europe.

          September 12, 2022