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. 27, No. 3, July

Applications of Analytical Cartography
Introduction Analytical cartography's progress has been distinguished since mathematikoi measured the circumference of the Earth, (Aristotle 350BC), which may have happened before 2600 B.C. (Stecchini 2000). Throughout its history, it has relied...
Complexity and Intractability: Limitations to Implementation in Analytical Cartography
Introduction Computer mathematics is finite mathematics with a special twist to the word "finite." The number and the size of objects that can be handled by even the world's fastest computer at any given moment in time are not only finite, but they...
On the Origins of Analytical Cartography
Introduction Twenty-four years ago, the precursor to this journal, The American Cartographer, published seminal paper in the fledgling field of analytical cartography by Waldo R. Tobler (1976), then a professor in the Department of Geography at...
Recent Literature
ATLASES Adams, S., J. Bruce, and D. Scott-Macnab (eds). 1999. The essential atlas of the Bible. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 144 p. Barnes, I., and R. Hudson. 1998. The history atlas of Europe. New York: Macmillan. 160 p....
The Development of Analytical Cartography: A Personal Note
In the late 1960s, I initiated a course with the title "Analytical Cartography" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. At the behest of Dr. H. Moellering of Ohio State University (who was at one time a student in the course), a short personal...
The Nature of Analytical Cartography: An Introduction
Since its auspicious beginnings in the early 1960s by Prof. Waldo Tobler (1961), analytical cartography has grown and flourished scientifically, analytically, and intellectually. Analytical cartography has added a new dimension to cartography with...
The Scope and Conceptual Content of Analytical Cartography
Introduction Analytical cartography was defined by Professor Waldo Tobler in the 1960s as a more refined approach to cartography articulated via the notion of "solving cartographic problems" (Tobler 1966). As such, it offers a more analytical, conceptual,...