Cartography and Geographic Information Science

A scholarly journal devoted to extending cartographic methodology. Publishes original research papers on traditional cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and other digital mapping technologies. Content also includes technical notes, bibliogr

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, April

Dasymetric Mapping and Areal Interpolation: Implementation and Evaluation
Introduction A dasymetric map depicts quantitative areal data using boundaries that divide the mapped area into zones of relative homogeneity with the purpose of best portraying the underlying statistical surface. The dasymetric map was conceived...
Improving the Quality of Mass Produced Maps
Introduction Maps are used to communicate information for a variety of purposes ranging from a casual understanding of spatial relationships to critical life and death decision-making. The cartographer is a vital component of the information communication...
Modifications of Tanaka's Illuminated Contour Method
Introduction Contour lines are an important cartographic tool used to symbolize continuous surfaces. In representing topography, contour lines allow quantitative measurements of elevation, slope, and relief. One criticism of the contour method,...
Recent Literature
Atlases Atlas of the world. 8th ed. 2000. New York: Oxford University Press. xxiv, 47, 39, 304 pp. Atlas quoc gia Vietnam = National atlas [of] Vietnam. 1996. Hanoi: Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. 163 pp. Christensen, H.H.,...
Representing Complex Geographic Phenomena in GIS
Introduction Recent technological advances have greatly eased geospatial data acquisition. As a result, the size and complexity of geospatial data have been growing significantly. With this growth, new challenges have arisen for database technologies...