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. 31, No. 3, July

Flexibility by Design: How Mobile GIS Meets the Needs of Archaeological Survey
Introduction If mobile geographical information systems are to advance the methods of scientific field studies and resource management, the equipment must do more than merely improve the way in which data are stored and retrieved in the outdoors....
GQMAP: Improving Performance and Productivity of Mobile Mapping Systems through GPS Quality of Service
Mobile Mapping Systems: Overview Grejner-Brzezinska (2001a) defines a mobile mapping system (MMS) as a kinematic platform providing a basis for multiple imaging and positioning sensors, integrated and synchronized to a common time reference. The...
Integrated Mobile GIS and Wireless Internet Map Servers for Environmental Monitoring and Management
Introduction Many environmental problems and habitat-monitoring tasks require near real-time field mapping and precise positional information. These tasks are time consuming and difficult using traditional field mapping and geographic information...
Mobile Mapping and Geographic Information Systems
Introduction Just five years ago, the modus operandi of GIS included a desktop computer running proprietary software to solve geographical problems. A convergence of geospatial technologies and the information services they provide--GIS, cartography,...
Semi-Automatic Modeling of Buildings from Digital Surface Models
Introduction The airborne laser scanner employs active scanners which use laser signals to measure slant distances in order to acquire three-dimensional information (X, Y, Z) about the surface of the Earth and objects on it. This type of laser scanner...