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. 27, No. 1, January

A Component Perspective on Geographic Information Services
Introduction This paper explores the notions of geographic information services in the context of component technology that are represented by the maturity and wide acceptances of the two component software models--the Common Object Request Broker...
Guidelines for the Display of Attribute Certainty
Introduction The purpose of this research is to establish empirical evidence documenting graphical guidelines that should be incorporated as GIS system defaults for mapping attribute certainty. It is expected that the inclusion of certainty information...
Knowledge Acquisition for Generalization Rules
Introduction Generalization is not only part of the process of producing visual cartographic outputs, but it also affects the various steps of the map production itself. The way generalization is used in data acquisition during field surveys for...
Perception of Spatial Dispersion in Point Distributions
Introduction Dot maps are fundamental tools for visualizing the spatial pattern of point phenomena. They convey various spatial concepts to map readers (such as clusters, regions, homogeneity, and regularity), and these concepts help the readers...
Solving Space Conflicts in Map Generalization: Using a Finite Element Method
Introduction During the generalization of objects in a map, the objects change their relative size and appearance. This change may have a major influence on the surrounding objects. For example, a generalized object may overlap another object, thus...
The Search for Boundaries on Maps: Color Processing and Map Pattern Effects
Introduction Keates (1982) argued that map reading could be considered as a number of map-use tasks that take place in the process of obtaining desired information. These tasks are often related and, frequently, the result produced by an earlier...
Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of the Yaolin Cave
Introduction Three-dimensional reconstruction of caves can be defined as a process that integrates data related to cave topography, landform, and geology, and converts them into a 3-D visual information world. In this process, geo-computation, spatial...