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. 4, October

Developing Web-Based Mapping Applications through Distributed Object Technology
Introduction Advances in Internet technology have led to new ways of using, sharing, and managing information. The potential to utilize the Internet to deliver geospatial information or to access globally distributed geospatial databases has been...
Extracting High Points from Statistical Surfaces: A Case Study Using Digital Elevation Models
Introduction We describe and test a method for extracting the locally elevated z-values (e.g., peaks, summits, high points) from a statistical surface (x,y,z), such as a digital elevation model or a population density surface (Pfaltz 1976). Identifying...
On the Uncertainty of Local Shape of Lines and Surfaces
Introduction Line and surface features of the real world such as streets, coastlines, and terrain, are usually perceived as continuous phenomena. Their digital representation, however, involves the discretization and the subsequent digital reconstruction...
Reflections on Mapping Census 2000
Introduction During my sabbatical year, I was hired by the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau to work with Trudy Suchan to create an atlas of Census 2000 data. We produced Mapping Census 2000: The Geography of U.S. Diversity (Brewer and...