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. 30, No. 1, January

B-Spline Functions and Wavelets for Cartographic Line Generalization
ABSTRACT: Most line processing algorithms developed so far in cartographic generalization focus on polygonal curves (or polylines). This representation model is sometimes not sufficient for certain processes due to its lack of continuity or smoothness....
ColorBrewer in Print: A Catalog of Color Schemes for Maps
Introduction The online tool ColorBrewer <www.ColorBrewer.org> provides specifications for a wide range of color schemes designed to be used on thematic maps. Users set the number of classes and the type of color scheme they would like to...
Commentary on "A History of Twentieth-Century American Academic Cartography" by Robert McMaster and Susanna McMaster
KEYWORDS: History of cartography; thematic cartography, 20th century cartography, Germany, Austria, Switzerland In their contribution to the recent special issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science on "Exploratory Essays: History of...
Editorial
With this issue of CaGIS, I am passing on the Editorship to Professor Lynn Usery, who is affilicated with the University of Georgia and USGS. Two major changes have occurred during my tenure. First, we have moved from snail-mail to electronic submissions...
Index to Cartography and Geographic Information Science: Volume 29
Authors Akerman, James R. 2002. American promotional road mapping in the twentieth century. 29(3): 175-191. Andrienko, Natalia, Gennady Andrienko, Hans Voss, Fatima Bernardo, Joana Hipolito, and Ursula Kretchmer. 2002. Testing the usability of...
Projecting Global Datasets to Achieve Equal Areas
Introduction Global modeling has become commonplace among scientists concerned with the environmental effects of human activities. Scientists routinely accomplish such modeling in the raster domain, using high resolutions for large parts of continents...
Representation of Generalized Map Series Using Semi-Structured Data Models
Introduction Information Technology (IT) scientists recently have focused their efforts on developing innovative methodologies for modeling and handling semi-structured data (SSD) in order to enhance the efficiency of software systems in a wide...
Response
We appreciate the willingness of Sara Fabrikant to thoroughly review our recent paper on the "History of U.S. Academic Cartography," and her thoughtful commentary. We are somewhat surprised that such a statement, while obviously being subjective in...