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. 39, No. 1, January

A Process Oriented Areal Interpolation Technique: A Coastal County Example
Introduction Spatial data sets, such as socioeconomic and demographic data, are often available at varying, but hierarchically related scales of analysis (e.g. in the US Census, these data are available at census block, block group, etc.). A particular...
Automated Dot Mapping: How to Dot the Dot Map
Introduction In general dot mapping is a cartographic presentation method to visualise quantitative absolute values. It is a suitable method of representing spatial distribution patterns. The essence of dot mapping is representing a quantity using...
Retracing the Past: Recovering 19th Century Benchmarks to Measure Shoreline Change along the Outer Shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Introduction In 2007, the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS), in conjunction with the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS), began a project to survey and profile the outer shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Figure 1). The outer or back...
The International Cartographic Association Research Agenda: Review, Perspectives, Comments and Recommendations
Introduction During the 1990s the ICA Executive Committee began to consider the development of a Research Agenda for the ICA organization. With the approval of the ICA Strategic Plan by the ICA General Assembly in Durban, South Africa (ICA, 2003),...
Using Eye-Tracking and Mouse Metrics to Test Usability of Web Mapping Navigation
Introduction Maps have been used for thousands of years, but the emergence of the internet has delivered mapping to large numbers of new users in the form of interactive web applications. In addition to passively viewing maps and using them in a...