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. 3, July

All Equal-Area Map Projections Are Created Equal, but Some Are More Equal Than Others(*)
Introduction The ease of implementing map projection equations with digital computers has led many users to think that all projection problems have been solved. It is true that when working with geographic data for small areas at high resolution...
Exploratory Analysis of Spatial Data Using Interactive Maps and Data Mining
Introduction Ever since the pioneering work of Tukey (1977), the importance of exploratory data analysis (EDA) has been widely recognized in modern statistics. The goal of exploratory data analysis is to gain understanding and seek information from...
Role of Local Contextual Factors in Building Public Participation GIS: The Milwaukee Experience
Introduction Processes of de-industrialization and disinvestment have severely affected many American cities that once teemed with manufacturing and heavy industries. The result has been blighted central-city neighborhoods with high rates of poverty,...
Symbolization of Map Projection Distortion: A Review
Introduction Cartographers have been portraying our globe on flat surfaces for approximately 2,000 years (Snyder 1993). The results have been far from perfect. It is impossible to depict rounded objects, such as the globe, on flat surfaces with...