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. 4, October

Designing Effective Bivariate Symbols: The Influence of Perceptual Grouping Processes
Introduction Mapping spatial relationships, especially when two or more data sets occur simultaneously in the same geographic space, can be a challenging task. Often there are no simple solutions, for cartographers have few firm rules upon which...
Developing a Geographic Visualization Tool to Support Earth Science Learning
Introduction Understanding earth science processes demands a sophisticated comprehension of the temporal and spatial aspects of those processes. Air temperature, for example, contains diurnal, weekly, seasonal, and inter-annual patterns that are...
Interrogating Land Cover Categories: Metaphor and Method in Remote Sensing
A khaki-clad Indian Forest Service Range officer, sitting in the shade of the guardhouse awning, flips through some photographs of local trees and grasses. He pauses when he gets to a picture of Prosopis juliflora, an exogenous plantation species introduced...
Introduction
With this issue, I officially take over the editorship of Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS) from Bob Cromley. It is my intention and the goal of everyone involved in publishing CaGIS to provide, in our journal, a fair representation...