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. 38, No. 3, July

A Cadastral Geodatabase for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Introduction The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), a Federal bureau within the Department of the Interior (DOI), has been using geographic information system (GIS) technology since the mid-1980's to map lands and waters for which they have...
Adapting Generalization Tools to Physiographic Diversity for the United States National Hydrography Dataset
Introduction Common objectives for cartographic generalization include preservation of cartographic and geographic logic. Cartographic logic refers to the condition that the smaller scale data version retains levels of detail which meet visual expectations....
American Cartography 2011: Benchmarks and Projections: An Editorial Preface to the National Report of the United States to the International Cartographic Association
Introduction The age of ubiquitous cartography has arrived. Maps, whether defined narrowly or broadly, are a part of our technology-filled lives more than ever before; each new day surely sets an all-time record for the number of maps produced,...
Cartographic Research at the University South Carolina
The GIScience program at the University of South Carolina is broad and interdisciplinary in focus. The geography department is considered to be one of the leading American contributors in cognitive cartographic research in the late twentieth century,...
Cartographic Support for the 2010 Decennial Census of the United States
Introduction In the years between Census 2000 and 2010 Census, the Census Bureau conducted a major overhaul of its Master Address File/ Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) geographic database, which provides...
Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) consists of over 500 cartographers and GIScience professionals. The mission of CaGIS is to support research, education, and practice in cartography and GIScience in order to improve the understanding,...
Cartography at the Ohio State University
History and Present Strengths in Teaching and Research The history and traditions of cartography at OSU have been thoroughly described by a previous report in this journal (Moellering 1991). OSU continues to be at the forefront of comprehensive...
Cartography at the University of Kansas
The Department of Geography at the University of Kansas has maintained a commitment to cartography as an essential geographical tradition since a cartography program was founded by George Jenks in 1949. In that postwar era, when cartography as an academic...
Converging Themes in Cartography and Computer Games
Introduction The history of games goes back at least as far the history of maps and cartography, with evidence of board games being played by humans for more than 5000 years (Whitehill 1999). Maps of different types have played an important role...
Geospatial Research, Education and Outreach Efforts at the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota has had a strong history and tradition in the field of geospatial (or geographic information) science and cartography The University is one of seven founding members of the University Consortium for Geographic Information...
GIS and Geoenabled Cartography
There is nothing new about the idea of using GIS to make maps. But over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the ability to produce high-quality cartographic output using end-to-end GIS-based workflows. A commercial example is the...
GIScience at Penn State
Research and teaching in Geographic Information Science at The Pennsylvania State University includes cartography, geovisual analytics, representation, ontologies and semantics, geographic information retrieval, qualitative and quantitative methods,...
Revisiting Web Cartography in the United States: The Rise of User-Centered Design
Introduction Redefining Web Cartography The hybrid or the meeting of two media is a moment of truth and revelation from which new form is born ... the moment of the meeting of media is a moment of freedom and release from the ordinary trance...
Teaching Mapping for Digital Natives: New Pedagogical Ideas for Undergraduate Cartography Education
New Wine and New Bottles: Pedagogy for Mapping in the Information Age Do you remember the first map you used? Was it online or on a computer? Chances are if you were born before 1980 in the United States it was a paper map or atlas. If you were...
The History of Cartography Project
The History of Cartography Project is moving ever closer to meeting the ambitious goal set by founders J. B. Harley and David Woodward in 1977. They envisioned a unique multi-volume reference work that would examine maps as tools and as records of...
The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
The last two years have been exciting and productive for the North American Cartographic Society (NACIS). We continue our dedication to the fostering of communication among the disparate producers, users, and archivers of cartographic information in...
The U.S. Geological Survey Cartographic and Geographic Information Science Research Activities 2006-2010
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) produces geospatial databases and topographic maps for the United States of America. A part of that mission includes conducting research in geographic information science (GIScience) and cartography to support mapping...
The U.S. Geological Survey Mapping and Cartographic Database Activities, 2006-2010
Introduction The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began systematic topographic mapping of the United States in the 1880s, beginning with scales of 1:250,000 and 1:125,000 in support of geological mapping. Responding to the need for higher resolution...
Transitions in Digital Map Production: An Industry Perspective
Introduction Applications for the use and production of maps have evolved significantly in the past decades, especially in the transition of static paper maps to digital on-line maps. This is especially evident when evaluating the requirements for...
Volunteered Geographic Information: A Bicycling Enthusiast Perspective
Introduction The World Wide Web (the Web) has evolved from a static encyclopedic unidirectional warehouse of information to a more dynamic, interactive, and participatory medium. This evolution, referred to as Web 2.0, coincides with refinement...