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. 4, October

A Neural Network-Based Method for Solving "Nested Hierarchy" Areal Interpolation Problems
Introduction Spatially aggregated data have a number of drawbacks that hinder spatial analysis. One dilemma often encountered is the need to overlay multiple spatial datasets defined by varying scales (Openshaw and Taylor 1981). Because different...
A Prototype Feature System for Feature Retrieval Using Relationships
Introduction Conventional geographic information systems (GIS) have managed spatial data with layers that represent a group of features. The layer-based model has emerged as a method for managing spatial geometry and thematic attributes. In the...
A Qualitative Approach to Understanding the Role of Geographic Information Uncertainty during Decision Making
Introduction "We actually made a map of the country on the scale of a mile to a mile!" said Mein Herr. "Have you used it much ?" I enquired. "It has never been spread out, yet," said Mein Herr. "The farmers objected: they said it would...
Complexities in GIS Construction and Spatial Knowledge Production in Dane County, Wisconsin
Introduction Since its origin in the 1960s, GIS has evolved rapidly over the years, and it is used extensively in diverse fields and disciplines. (1) Ease of visualization and spatial analysis makes it a useful tool for planning and policy formulation,...
Effectiveness of a Semi-Immersive Virtual Environment in Understanding Human-Environment Interactions
Introduction The appeal of immersive and semi-immersive virtual reality environments (VEs) is undeniable, particularly when their mission is the facilitation of decision making among users who would normally not have access to such technology. Universities...