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. 3, July

Choosing Geographic Units for Choropleth Rate Maps, with an Emphasis on Public Health Applications
Introduction Choropleth rate maps are an effective tool for identifying spatial patterns in a dataset, and they are used widely for visualizing socioeconomic patterns, disease, crime, and other human geographic variables (Le et al. 1995; Champion...
From the Editor
As I begin my tenure as Editor of Cartography and Geographic information Science (CaGIS), significant changes in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) and in the journal CaGIS are occurring. The changes include a reorganization and...
Testing Popular Visualization Techniques for Representing Model Uncertainty
Introduction It has been demonstrated that simple and straightforward simulation models within a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) can be used to design land-use allocation alternatives (e.g., Grabaum and Meyer 1998). These models are usually...
Using an Energy Minimization Technique for Polygon Generalization
Introduction Motivation A Polygonal subdivision (i.e., polygon map or polygon mosaic) shows the variation of a single variable by a finite number of discrete, nominal categories, that is, the mapped area is covered by mutually exclusive and space-exhaustive...
Using Neural Nets to Model the Spatial Distribution of Seasonal Homes
Introduction A variety of factors influence the occurrence of seasonal homes. Coppock (1977) notes that, globally, the main controlling factors of seasonal home distribution appear to be distance from major population centers; the quality and character...