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. 35, No. 3, July

Dobson First to Receive CaGIS Distinguished Career Award
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr. Jerome E. Dobson, geography professor at tile University of Kansas, received the first CaGIS Distinguished Career Award ever awarded. Dobson is well known for his tenure at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1975-200l),...
Equations of the Mayr Projection
Introduction Distinguished from cylindrical projections by curved meridians, but sharing the pattern of latitude, the pseudocylindrical projection emerged as a favorite design concept for new projections as the 20th century began (Snyder 1993; Delmelle...
Expanding Display Size and Resolution for Viewing Geospatial Data: A User Study with Multiple-Monitor High-Resolution Displays
Introduction Geographic information systems (GIS) and high-resolution imagery have an increasingly prominent role in many research institutions, government organizations, and private sector businesses. This trend creates the need for new visualization...
Explaining Map-Reading Performance Efficiency: Gender, Memory, and Geographic Information
Introduction The performances of tasks that require geographic knowledge are affected by both task demands and the cognitive resources available to the individuals doing the tasks. The spatial information required for a given task might come in...
Modeling the Potential Swath Coverage of Nadir and Off-Nadir Pointable Remote Sensing Satellite-Sensor Systems
Introduction Determination of the potential ground area imaged by a satellite-sensor system on future revisit dates was once a somewhat simple endeavor. Early earth resources satellites (e.g., Landsats 1-5 and 7, or the Defense Meteorological Satellites)...