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. 37, No. 2, April

Delineating West Nile Virus Transmission Cycles at Various Scales: The Nearest Neighbor Distance-Time Model
Introduction Background West Nile Virus (WNV) is a vector-borne infectious disease spreading rapidly throughout the United States and exacting a high toll in terms of human and animal lives. It is transmitted to humans and other mammals by mosquitoes...
Effects of Threshold Drainage Area and Study Region Size on HAZUS Flood Analysis
Introduction HAZUS (abbreviation for HAZards United States) is a GIS-based natural hazard loss estimation software package developed and freely distributed by the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The current version of HAZUS,...
From the Editor
Since my last editorial in April 2009, several important changes have occurred. Foremost was the inclusion of Cartography and Geographic Information Science in Thomson Reuters' Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences[R] (CC/S&BS) and Social...
Modeling Slope as a Contributor to Route Selection in Mountainous Areas
Introduction Route selection is one of the most basic and ubiquitous problems faced by humans, yet one of the primary influences on long-distance travel--overcoming slope--is not well considered. When people list important criteria in route selection,...
RiskCity and WebRiskCity: Data Collection, Display, and Dissemination in a Multi-Risk Training Package
Introduction One of the important components of disaster risk management is building capacity for hazard response and mitigation by training planners, engineers, and architects. Part of risk management is preparedness planning, which involves expertise...
Shallow Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Using Stereo Air Photos and Thematic Maps
Introduction Landslide susceptibility maps can be an effective planning tool for identifying areas of concern or areas that need further, more specific investigations. For example, when planning a new road across a mountainous landscape, the most...