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. 36, No. 2, April

A Geodesic Map Projection for Quadrilaterals
Introduction Buckminster Fuller's map projections are based upon intersections of geodesics (great circle arcs) that connect a point on one edge of a spherical figure to a point on another edge and pass through the point being projected. The best...
Dotting the Dot Map, Revisited
Introduction Cartographers make dot maps to show details in the spatial variation of geographic phenomena such as human populations or agricultural crops. Dot maps show the geographic distribution of a phenomenon by placing dots representing a certain...
Evaluation of the Cartographic Communication Performance of a Route Guidance and Navigation System
Introduction Driving a car from a point of origin to a destination on an unknown or little-known road is a complex perceptual-cognitive task (Petchenik 1989; Burnett 1998; Labiale 2001). Navigation systems are available to help drivers with these...
From the New Editor
With this issue I fully assume responsibility as the editor of Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS). It is certainly a privilege and a great honor to "guide" this journal for the next three years. During my tenure I pledge that papers...
ICA Research Agenda on Cartography and GIScience
Background Maps and Geographic Information (GI) have special power through their ability to integrate data sets by geographical location and present the information in an easily understandable visual and factual way. Such ability has long been recognized...
Star Plots: How Shape Characteristics Influence Classification Tasks
Introduction Maps are one of the most ancient forms of human communication (Harley and Woodward 1987). While (very) early map design focused on the representation of environmental spaces, map design has evolved to depict abstract, multi-dimensional...
Visualizing Migration Flows Using Kriskograms
Introduction Visualizing migration flows is critical to understanding the movement of populations. Though the cartographic literature often suggests flow maps as a means to display migration flows (see Robinson et al. 1995; Dent 1998; Slocum et...