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. 3, July

Areal Interpolation and Dasymetric Mapping Methods Using Local Ancillary Data Sources
Introduction Geographers use a variety of methods for visualizing and analyzing population distributions across space. When the geometry of a research area differs significantly from census boundaries, areal interpolation techniques are employed...
Bicomponent Trend Maps: A Multivariate Approach to Visualizing Geographic Time Series
Introduction The U.S. National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) now provides online access to U.S. census summary statistics from 1790 through 2000 (http://www.nhgis.org, Minnesota Population Center 2004). To facilitate computer...
Comparison of Dasymetric Mapping Techniques for Small-Area Population Estimates
Introduction Demographic information available through the Census Bureau is aggregated using census enumeration units, including blocks, block groups, and tracts. The smallest unit is represented by blocks. In urban areas this typically corresponds...
Estimating and Mapping the Intercensal Internal Net Migration of China, 1990-2000
Introduction Often, spatial analysis of population is limited by the scale of data from a geographic, temporal, or a demographic perspective. Migration data are more limited in geographic, temporal, and demographic resolution than other forms of...
Issues in Depicting Population Change with Dot Maps
Introduction At the end of each decade when the U.S. Census of Population data are released, one of the first questions people ask is, "What has changed?" Some people look at change in terms of counties or metropolitan units, but many elected officials,...
Mapping the Census: An Introduction
Maps have played a central role in the history of censuses in the United States and around the world. Maps serve as a platform for a variety of census-related tasks. As a basic tool, maps are used by census agencies to create enumeration areas and...
Spatial Autoregressive Model for Population Estimation at the Census Block Level Using LIDAR-Derived Building Volume Information
Introduction The distribution of population is one of the fundamental inputs for many research tasks (such as urban planning, facilities allocation, and quality of life assessment) because the dispersion of resources and energy among various geographical...