Cartographic Perspectives 2023-01-04T10:05:58-08:00 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> Visual Storytelling with Maps 2022-01-31T19:00:30-08:00 Zihan Song Robert E. Roth Lily Houtman Timothy Prestby Alicia Iverson Song Gao <p class="p1"><em>Visual storytelling describes the communication of stories through illustrations, graphics, imagery, and video instead of, or in addition to, oral, written, and audio formats. Compared to their popularity and wide reach, empirical research on map-based visual stories remains limited. We work towards infilling this gap through an empirical study on data journalism, providing the first assessment of four emerging design considerations for visual storytelling with maps: story map themes and their constituent narrative elements, visual storytelling genres, visual storytelling tropes, and individual audience differences. Specifically, we recruited 125 participants to an online map study, requiring them to separately review two visual stories and respond to a series of free-response and Likert scale questions regarding their retention, comprehension, and reaction. We followed a 2×2×2 factorial design for the visual stories, varying their themes </em>(US presidential campaign donations, US coastal sea-level rise)<em>, genres</em> (longform infographic<em>, </em>dynamic slideshow)<em>, and tropes</em> (color highlighting, leader lines)<em>, while holding other design dimensions constant. The story theme did not influence the participants’ total retention or comprehension, indicating that a three-act narrative and its constituent elements can be applied consistently and effectively across variable kinds of topics. Instead, genres and, to a weaker degree, tropes influenced total participant retention, pointing to the importance of intentional design in map-based visual storytelling. Participants overall performed better when the visual storytelling designs used </em>longform infographics<em> or “scrollytelling” (genres) to structure content and </em>leader lines <em>(tropes) to visually accent information. In contrast, the story theme influenced audience reaction, with participants feeling significantly more concerned about and upset with the </em>US presidential campaign donations<em> story compared to the </em>US sea-level rise<em> story. Individual audience differences by expertise, motivation, and prior beliefs also influenced participant reaction. Our study signals a need for establishing a research and education agenda on map-based visual storytelling in both cartography and data journalism.</em></p> 2022-08-19T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Zihan Song, Robert E. Roth, Lily Houtman, Timothy Prestby, Alicia Iverson, Song Gao That’s a Relief: Assessing Beauty, Realism, and Landform Clarity in Multilayer Terrain Maps 2022-02-03T09:32:29-08:00 Nathaniel A. K. Douglass Carolyn S. Fish <p class="p1"><em>Terrain maps are often composed of shaded relief along with other raster layers which we call thematic terrain layers to create aesthetically pleasing and clear maps of physical geography. Despite that the interplay of layers is of primary concern to a cartographer, much of the research on terrain mapping has focused on studying terrain layers individually. This research aimed to fill this gap by evaluating the effect of combining shaded relief with thematic terrain layers and assessing ratings of beauty, realism, and landform clarity in an exploratory online user study. Specifically, we tested the combination of: manual, multidirectional, and ray-traced shaded relief with three thematic terrain layers: hypsometric tinting, land cover, and orthoimagery. There are five main findings from this exploratory study: (1) there was a direct correlation between beauty and realism scores, (2) the manual relief we tested was consistently rated lowest for beauty, realism, and landform clarity, and orthoimagery was rated the highest for beauty and realism, (3) shaded relief was more influential than thematic terrain layers on landform clarity ratings, (4) participant’s geographic familiarity had a significant impact in four specific instances of the user study, and (5) neither shaded relief or thematic terrain layers were the sole contributors to map reader perceptions of beauty, realism, or landform clarity. We conclude by identifying limitations in our stimuli design and presenting ideas for future research studies on terrain design.</em></p> 2022-08-02T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nathaniel A. K. Douglass, Carolyn S. Fish A Stylistic Study of the Hand-Painted Winter Panorama Maps of Pierre Novat 2022-03-23T21:56:47-07:00 Nolan Mestres <p class="p1"><em>I present a study of the hand-painted winter panoramas of Atelier Novat, a workshop founded by Pierre Novat (1928–2007) in the 1960s, whose style was perpetuated by his children Arthur and Frédérique. I offer a portrait of Pierre Novat and a brief historical overview of the workshop. The contribution of the paper is to describe the style of Novat through the analysis of its constituent elements: creation process, color palette, terrain deformation, light effects, and surface texture (trees, rocks, roads, and buildings). Creating an ideal yet personal representation of a mountain has a dual purpose: a practical one, to help the viewer understand the topography of the region, and an aesthetic one, to depict an imaginary mountain, now iconic of the French Alps, that encourages dreams. The paper concludes with a review of existing methods, in cartography and computer graphics, for the creation of digital panoramas.</em></p> 2022-08-03T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nolan Mestres Review of Atlas of the Invisible 2022-07-25T10:17:30-07:00 Rosemary P. Wardley 2023-01-04T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Rosemary P. Wardley Review of Women And GIS: Mapping Their Stories 2022-10-14T12:44:38-07:00 R. C. Ramsey 2022-10-14T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 R. C. Ramsey Review of Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Communities and Private Estates 2022-05-03T11:25:06-07:00 Nat Case 2022-05-09T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nat Case About the Cover 2023-01-04T10:05:58-08:00 Daniel P. Huffman <p class="p1">For our hundredth issue, we feature an homage to the cover of the very first issue of <em>Cartographic Perspectives</em>, released in March of 1989. This design (with differing background colors) was followed through the first 13 issues, up until the fall of 1992. Head on over to <a href=""><span class="s1"><strong></strong></span></a> to view our entire archive, and see how our journal has evolved over the decades. Here's to 100 more!</p> 2023-01-04T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Daniel P. Huffman Masthead 2023-01-04T10:04:09-08:00 About CP 2023-01-04T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2023 About CP Letter from the Editor 2023-01-04T09:58:00-08:00 Amy L. Griffin 2023-01-04T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Amy L. Griffin Paint it as You Ski it: an Interview with Ski Resort Map Artist James Niehues 2022-04-27T07:33:06-07:00 Charles Preppernau <p class="p1">James Niehues has painted more than 200 panoramic resort maps. His 30-year body of work has changed how mountains are represented, and is familiar to many skiers. Charles Preppernau spoke with the artist to discuss mapping techniques, his new book <em>The Man Behind the Maps</em>, and his new Great American Landscapes Project. Mr. Niehues’ work can be found at <span class="s1"><strong></strong></span>.</p> 2022-04-27T00:00:00-07:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Charles Preppernau Instructions to Authors 2023-01-04T10:02:21-08:00 Author Instructions 2023-01-04T00:00:00-08:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Author Instructions