Cartographic Perspectives 2023-06-12T09:40:09-07:00 James Thatcher Open Journal Systems <p><em>Cartographic Perspectives</em> (<em>CP</em>) is the <strong>platinum</strong> <strong>open access</strong> journal of the North American Cartographic Information Society (<a href="">NACIS</a>) and is devoted to the study and practice of Cartography in all of its diversity. <em>CP</em> is published three times a year and includes peer-reviewed research on Cartography and Geovisualization (broadly defined), technical notes and tutorials on new methods, articles on library collections, reviews of books and atlases, and novel maps. All submitted articles are reviewed and returned to authors within <strong>6-8 weeks</strong>. In the past three years, <em>CP </em>has an average rejection rate of 65%. All graphics included in accepted articles are published in full color, at no cost to authors.</p> <p>We are pleased to announce the <strong>2023 </strong><strong>student paper competition </strong>with a<strong> $1350 </strong>prize for the winning entry. Any peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication in <em>CP </em>whose first author is a student is automatically eligible.</p> <p>Contributing to <em>CP</em>? Simply <a href="">login</a> or <a href="">register</a> if you are a new visitor. Once logged in, select the "New Submission" tab under your User Home page, upload your manuscript when prompted, and enter the required metadata. It's that easy!</p> <p>Please direct any questions to: Jim Thatcher, Editor | jethatch at uw dot edu.</p> Ungrading for Cartographic Education: Reflections from Small Undergraduate Classes 2022-07-25T09:16:25-07:00 Heather Rosenfeld 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Heather Rosenfeld Improving Detail in Shaded Relief 2022-12-15T17:16:18-08:00 Gene Trantham <p class="p1">The standard “hillshade” tool included in most GIS software suites implements a simple model of lighting with a set of assumptions that make the tool fast and easy to use. This simplified lighting model can visually degrade steep terrains, producing over-dark areas and removing important terrain detail. The underlying model can, however, be manipulated to output displays without these drawbacks. This mimics the effect of ambient light without complicating the lighting model by introducing additional light sources. This article will briefly describe the underpinnings of Lambertian shaders, then demonstrate how the traditions and assumptions built into most GIS tools can be removed to give more flexibility and control over results. Finally, shadows will be discussed as a separate addition to shaded relief.</p> 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Gene Trantham Understanding Maps after Multimodal Literature: A New Taxonomy 2022-10-07T23:23:01-07:00 Thomas Mantzaris <p><em>The article examines literature’s multifaceted engagement with maps and proposes a five-category taxonomy that refines existing classifications. I suggest that the understanding of maps in literature should be increasingly informed by practices encountered in multimodal literary texts, a genre with a rapidly expanding critical framework. The innovative collection of map-based stories </em>Where You Are<em> (2013) by Visual Editions, is provided as a case study. The analysis of three selected pieces from the collection highlights the intersections between literature and cartography as well as establishes the significance of design in building literary narratives.</em></p> 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Thomas Mantzaris Multivalent Cartographic Accessibility: Tactile Maps for Collaborative Decision-Making 2022-08-30T17:03:21-07:00 Harrison Cole <p class="western">Conventional visual maps present significant accessibility challenges for blind or low vision users, leaving them with few or no options for interpreting spatial data. This need not be the case: tactile maps, designed to be read through touch, have been published for more than a century. But they have most often been categorized as a navigation tool, or mere “tactile graphics” (i.e., not as expressly spatial documents). Tactile maps that allow their users to explore and synthesize thematic spatial data are rare, as are studies evaluating them. As our world continues to face existential threats that are spatial in nature—pandemics, supply chain disruptions, floods, etc.—maps will continue to provide critical information in ways that other media are unable to match. In the absence of accessible thematic maps, blind people will not only be left out of the loop, but their capacity for contributing valuable input will be severely diminished. In response, I describe here a study that evaluates the potential of thematic tactile maps for providing blind users an accessible means of analyzing spatial data when working in collaboration with sighted partners. Findings indicate that while the maps did not prove to be useful tools on their own, they did facilitate collaboration between blind or low vision participants and sighted participants. This suggests that, with some refinements, similar maps could be feasibly distributed as a means for people with visual disabilities to meaningfully participate in an otherwise inaccessible process that requires the synthesis of thematic spatial information.</p> 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Harrison Cole About the Cover 2023-06-12T09:37:56-07:00 Molly O'Halloran 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Molly O'Halloran Masthead 2023-06-12T09:38:35-07:00 Daniel P. Huffman 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Daniel P. Huffman Letter from the Editor 2023-06-12T09:39:43-07:00 Jim Thatcher 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Jim Thatcher Letter from the Past-president 2023-02-27T18:45:09-08:00 Patrick Kennelly 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Patrick Kennelly Review of Strata: William Smith’s Geological Maps 2023-01-02T14:04:05-08:00 Christopher A. Badurek 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Christopher A. Badurek Review of The Letchworth State Park Atlas: Exploring its Nature, History, and Tourism through Maps 2023-01-24T08:17:28-08:00 Daniel G. Cole 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Daniel G. Cole Review of Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address 2023-02-21T10:15:27-08:00 Russell S. Kirby 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Russell S. Kirby Review of Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address 2023-03-19T18:07:00-07:00 Matthew Hampton 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Matthew Hampton Review of Data Visualization for Design Thinking: Applied Mapping 2023-03-07T13:52:37-08:00 Mike Wissner 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Mike Wissner Review of Emma Willard: Maps of History 2023-03-16T13:44:21-07:00 Mark Monmonier 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Mark Monmonier Instructions to Authors 2023-06-12T09:40:09-07:00 Daniel P. Huffman 2023-06-12T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Daniel P. 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