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. 1, January

Identifying Spatial Patterns of Recovery and Abandonment in the Post-Katrina Holy Cross Neighborhood of New Orleans
Introduction In August and September 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (from this point on referred to as Katrina) made landfall, leaving in their wake massive loss of life, property, business, and community (Cefalu et al. 2006; Hartman and Squires...
Modeling Remote Sensing Satellite Collection Opportunity Likelihood for Hurricane Disaster Response
Introduction The natural disaster paradigm is often portrayed as a cycle--from the warning stage as the event approaches, the event followed by the response stage, subsequent recovery, and then a relatively more leisurely planning and mitigation...
Parcel-Scale Earthquake Loss Estimation with HAZUS: A Case Study in Salt Lake County, Utah
Introduction Earthquake loss estimation studies are typically performed at a regional scale, using counties or tracts because accurate hazard and building data at finer scales are difficult to obtain (Whitman et al. 1997; FEMA 2003). Outputs from...
Special Issue: New Directions in Hazards and Disaster Research
In 1997, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems published a special issue on "GIS and Environmental Risk Assessment" which primarily focused on topics related to environmental health. Since that time, interest in mapping hazards has expanded...
The New Cartographers: Crisis Map Mashups and the Mmergence of Neogeographic Practice
Introduction The mapping of crisis information online is on the rise among nonprofessional cartographers. Map-based "web mashups" result from the application of social media or Web 2.0 technology to existing or developing data sets. Map mashups...
The Role of Maps in Neighborhood-Level Heat Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Toronto
Introduction Hot weather can have a serious impact on human health. Researchers have studied the effects of extreme heat events on the human body and found a spectrum of impacts ranging from heat rash and sun burn to more complicated illnesses such...
Using Building Permits to Monitor Disaster Recovery: A Spatio-Temporal Case Study of Coastal Mississippi Following Hurricane Katrina
Introduction Recovery from a natural disaster is understood as a dynamic and multifaceted process, yet we know little about its spatial and temporal variability. The inability of most methods to provide information about the pace and progression...