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. 34, No. 1, January

Combining Formal and Exploratory Methods for Evaluation of an Exploratory Geovisualization Application in a Low-Cost Usability Experiment
Introduction The importance of geovisualization for exploration and analysis of spatial data has been widely recognized (Andrienko and Andrienko 2006), and the potential and limitations of information visualization tools have been explored in numerous...
Framing Guidelines for Multi-Scale Map Design Using Databases at Multiple Resolutions
Introduction Mapmaking at scales between those that correspond to available database resolutions can involve changes to the display (such as symbol changes), changes to feature geometry (data generalization), or both. These modifications are referred...
Literature Review
ATLASESS Blaeu, J., and P. Van der Krogt. 2005. Atlas Maior of 1665. Los Angeles, CA: Taschen. 626p. Blaeu, J., and P. Van der Krogt. 2006. Atlas Maior--Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia, 2 vol. Los Angeles, CA: Taschen. 392p. Blaeu, J., and P. Van...
Spatial Data Access by the Grassroots
Introduction Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) explore the normative avenues by which GIS can engage more and diverse members of society in public policy making (Schroeder 1996). (1) Researchers have demonstrated that in...
Utterly Lost: Methods for Reducing Disorientation in 3-D Fly-Over Maps
Introduction "The primary motivation in new technology is often novelty" (Goodchild 1988, p. 317). In their look at animated maps, Campbell and Egbert (1990) caution that too often, animated map sequences seem constructed more for their novelty...