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. 29, No. 4, October

A New World Geographic Reference System
Introduction Geospatial technologies are ultimately dependent upon the georeferencing grid systems used to assign coordinates to locations on or near the surface of the Earth. Cartography and geodesy have devised a multitude of such grid systems...
Flexible Standardization: Making Interoperability Accessible to Agencies with Limited Resources
Introduction Interoperability and standardization of spatial data are recognized as fundamentally important goals by international, national, and provincial data and mapping agencies (Masser 1999; Salge 1997; Salge 1999; Albrecht 1999a). GIS...
Recent Literature
ATLASES AND Cartographic Publishers. 2001. Satellite world atlas: Two stunning views of our world. [New York?]: MetroBooks. 224 pp. Avakian, M. 2002. Atlas of Asian-American history. New York, New York: Facts On File, Inc. ix, 214 pp. Atlas...
Spatial Forecasting of Disease Risk and Uncertainty
Not only is it easy to lie with maps, it's essential. To portray meaningful relationships for a complex three-dimensional world on a flat sheet of paper or a video screen, a map must distort reality [Monmonier 1991]. Abstraction is...
Testing the Usability of Interactive Maps in CommonGIS
Introduction High degree of user interactivity is a general requirement for maps designed to support "spatial thinking," i.e., hypothesis generation, data analysis, and decision making (MacEachren 1994; MacEachren and Kraak 1997). Recently, a...
The ACSM 30th Annual Map Design Competition
The purpose of these awards is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. The competition is open to all mapmakers in the United States and Canada. Maps created for electronic media such as the...
Variations of the Gringorten Square Equal-Area Map Projection
Introduction Gringorten (1972) described an equal-area map projection of the whole world that has the remarkable attribute of being square. Here I describe a modern implementation of the Gringorten projection, introduce an oblong variant which...