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. 33, No. 4, October

A "Slice-and-Dice" Approach to Area Equivalence in Polyhedral Map Projections
Introduction Polyhedral globes (Figure 1) go as far back as to at least the times when the artist Albrecht Durer (1525) suggested the projection of a sphere upon polyhedra. They serve two primary purposes: they approximate spheres in three dimensions,...
A Snake-Based Approach for TIGER Road Data Conflation
Introduction The U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER database is primarily used to support the mapping geographic analysis and other GIS activities that serve the various censuses and surveys conducted by the Bureau. The initial sources used to create the...
Automated Cartography in a Bush of Ghosts
A Bush of Ghosts Research into automated cartography has been going on for about fifty years, and it is interesting to see how the techniques and methodologies have changed during that time. That richness in variety, and the exciting breadth of...
Ogive-Based Legends for Choropleth Mapping
Introduction The choropleth map is a standard mapping technique for the visualization of the spatial distribution of data values associated with geographically aggregated units. Because the focus in a choropleth map is on the spatial properties...