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. 39, No. 3, July

A Hybrid System of Expanding 2D GIS into 3D Space
Introduction The traditional two-dimensional (2D) Geographical Information System (GIS) has widely been applied in many domains, such as urban planning, environmental decision making, landscape design, agriculture and military operations, due to...
Positional Accuracy Improvement Using Empirical Analytical Functions
Introduction The Mercator, Stereographic and other projections represent in a plane the surface of a sphere while maintaining at a local level the angle of lines originally intersecting the sphere's surface. If both maps A and B are represented...
Spatial Signatures of Mapping Expertise among Field Geologists
Introduction Human behavior studies have tended to on urban environments or tasks that emphasize spatio-temporal efficiency in successful routes or strategies (Cornell et al. 2009; Yan et al. 2008). In contrast, animal studies of wild behaviors...
Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics Author: Nathan Yau Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc. Copyright: 2011 LoC: 2011928441 ISBN: 978-0-470-94488-2 (cloth) Pages: 384 $39.99 Product Dimensions:...
"Yu Laid out the Lands:" Georeferencing the Chinese Yujitu [Map of the Tracks of Yu] of 1136
Introduction In the year 1136 CE, a remarkable map of China was carved into the face of an upright monument on the grounds of a school in Xi'an. Called the Yujitu, the Map of the Tracks of Yu, it claimed descent from records of the legendary Yu,...