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. 32, No. 2, April

Arthur H. Robinson, 1915-2004
October 10, 2004, marked the end of an era in cartography, and by extension, geographic information science. Arthur H. Robinson died in Madison, Wisconsin, after several years of retirement from the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin...
Constraints as Means of Controlling Usage of Geovirtual Environments
Introduction Distributing geovisualization systems, applications, and documents raises the question of how an author can control the way a potential user is presenting, exploring, analyzing, modifying, and redistributing contained geoinformation....
Deciding on Fitness for Use: Evaluating the Utility of Sample Maps as an Element of Geospatial Metadata
Introduction The importance of geospatial metadata describing geographic data resources has grown along the increase of supply and use of geographic data. Because the value of information results from its use, increasing amounts of geographic data...
Designing the Next Generation of Distributed, Geocollaborative Tools
Introduction Geocollaboration lies at the confluence of two major trends in contemporary software--geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). People have used maps and mapping techniques for a very long...
Geovisualization and GIScience
Today it is recognized that we can no longer rely upon uni-disciplinary solutions for our most pressing geo-problems. The hard problems require multiple perspectives and different types of expertise. This is reflected in the names and activities of...
Multivariate Analysis and Geovisualization with an Integrated Geographic Knowledge Discovery Approach
Introduction Scientific understanding of complex geographic problems often depends on the discovery, interpretation, and presentation of multivariate spatial patterns, e.g., detection of unknown multivariate spatial patterns or relationships between...