Volume 17, No. 1 Fall 1996

Words From the Chair

With a let up in the academic responsibilities in the summer, I've found I had some time to begin exploring some of the cartographic resources on the Internet. Indeed it seems that the number and sophistication of the sites has continued to grow and that we are beginning to see examples of virtual mapping. An annotated list of my findings follows:

Last year there were many sites containing static map collections such as the UC Berkeley Map Library (1) and a number providing digital data such as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2). As these collections grew, there was a need for more sophisticated search engines to help users find spatial information. The Alexandria Project is a response to that need (3). Developments in Internet software provided for the transmission of animation and sound. A resulting interesting site called The Great Globe Gallery provides a fascinating collection of spinning globes containing various physical data (4).

What has been appearing over the last year is the capability of the software to accept user instructions to modify the area, scale, content and look of maps. This customization seems to be occurring in two areas: the display of socio-economic data, usually on choropleth maps, and locator or road maps with address-matched points. Some vendors are even providing their mapping software and services to businesses who wish to provide mapping information to their customers, but who don't have the interest or ability in developing their own software.

Probably one of the first and better-known of the virtual sites is the Tiger Mapping Service (5). Initially, one could specify a coordinate in latitude or longitude or specify a city and see a base map of the desired area. Later, the capability was added to generate choropleth maps for one of one of 18 census categories for geographic units as fine as block groups. A similar choropleth service was initiated by the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) (6). This site, called the "Demographic Data Viewer", provides over 100 census variables and the capability of creating new variables with formulae, printing the values, and generating descriptive statistics. In addition, one can create 3D surfaces of the data, but the quality of this and the choropleth mapping could stand improvement.

If you would like to find an address, Yahoo.maps provides a service for addresses within the US (7). Type in an address and software locates it on a rather clean looking street map based on Etak street files. Vicinity Corporation's "Map Blast" is very similar and the company has announced plans to include a number of European countries (8). GeoWeb's "Mapquest" not only provides address-matching, but the capability of adding restaurants, banks, lodging and eight other kinds of features to your map (9).

More companies are appending mapping capabilities to other services. The Big Yellow Book will locate businesses by type or name on an Etak street map within a city of your choice (10). Visa will locate the three closest ATM machines around a specified address (11).

A new and interesting mapping service linked to parcel information is being developed by the City of Oakland, CA, Environmental Systems Research Inc., and Bedrock Inc. (12). In "The Map Room" one can zoom into a single parcel of property outlined over an orthophotograph. Various data about size, use and ownership then may be extracted.

The most exciting aspect of all these changes is the instant access to information. Since the actual data values are stored, tables, charts, or maps can be customized and created "on-the-fly." Somewhat less exciting is the quality of the many of the maps being produced now. Without trying too hard, one can find bad examples that could be used throughout an introductory text in cartography. Perhaps a helpful hint or two to those e-mail names on the bottom of the web pages would be constructive.

Quality will likely improve as will the range of mapping options. The user interface on all the listed Internet software tends to be simple and easy to use. Response time is often surprisingly short - shorter than on a desktop PC running equivalent mapping software. Certainly mapping on the Internet will become an attractive alternative to desktop computer mapping, especially since you need far fewer resources to get a map. --------- 1. UC Berkeley Map Library (http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ EART/digital/tour.html) 2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (http://cedr.lbl.gov/ mdocs/LBL_census.html) 3. The Alexandria Project (http://alexandria.sdc.ucsb.edu) 4. The Great Globe Gallery (http: //hum.amu.edu.pl/~zbzw/glob/ glob1.htm) 5. Tiger Mapping Service (http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl/) 6. Demographic Data Viewer (http://sedac.ciesin.org/plue/ddviewer/) 7. Yahoo.Maps (http://maps. yahoo.com/yahoo/) 8. Map Blast (http://www.map blast.com/) 9. Mapquest (http://www.map quest.com/cgibin/mqatlas?screen=doc_freemaps&link=wm_main&uid=300a5o9230atgzy) 10. BigBook (http://www.search. com/Single/0,7,150402-50082, 00.html) 11. ATM Locations (http://visa. infonow.net/powersearch.html) 12. The Map Room (http://199. 35.5.101/index1.htm)

Eugene Turner, CSG Chair

Cartography Is Dead, Long Live the King! - A Commentary

by Roger Wheate

In his last Words from the Chair, Cartography Specialty Group chairman, Eugene Turner commented on the topic of the recent AAG Plenary Session, which asked the question: "Has GIS killed Cartography?" (CSG Newsletter, Spring 1996). The lament included that employers seek students with 'GIS skills' rather than cartography, and universities drop 'Cartography' courses as human resources dwindle while GIS meetings play host to thousands, compared to the mere nation-wide hundreds that are members of cartographic organisations.

But the funny thing about this GIS 'juggernaut' is that the vast majority of customers use a GIS to ... guess what ...make maps. It has been estimated that of all GIS software distributed (sold?), of the 50% that actually makes it off the shelf, perhaps 45% are used basically to create maps which do little more than mirror the input (pers. comm: Peter Keller); this figure seems pretty accurate from personal observation.

We teach that what distinguishes a 'GIS' from a drafting/design (CAD) package is the ability to perform sophisticated database management and analysis, but most users do not get beyond making maps - no overlays, no cost-distance surface models, not even a wee buffer. At a GIS vendor training session, over several days we did not get near the analysis module. This goes part way to explaining the current market dominance of vector systems versus easier-to-use raster systems with greater analysis options (true GIS's!): by nature, they can produce sharper cartographic output.

But why should anyone want to use a GIS to 'produce a map' when generally both input and output are considerably more cumbersome than any design package, not to mention the archaic nature of proprietary GIS databases? Perhaps for three reasons:

One day they might use the GIS database and analysis options

Someone decided 'we have to get into GIS'

They are 'GIS wanabees' who need an excuse to travel to mega-meetings in Virginia, Vancouver or Palm Springs.

Most GIS 'developments' these days are attempts to emulate in new software what cartographers have long done for decades. Hence the big push is for better GUI output systems, such as ACE, SPANS Mapper and ArcView. Yet they still fall far short of desktop mapping systems in design flexibility. Does any system besides CorelDraw offer the option of not only fitting text to a curve, but being able to drag it along the curve to its best location?

There are of course exceptions: 'true GIS users' in the arenas of forestry and municipal administration often make little use of output, concentrating on database manipulation, with consequently limited interest in 'map-making'. They form part of the mosaic of spatial data users that in some parts of Canada, is known as 'Geomatics'. This was most recently defined as: "the art, science and technology of spatial data handling" (GIS World, June 1996). Sounds a lot like the traditional definition of Cartography: "the art, science and technology of making maps".

GIS is in most cases just a way of making maps. One of my favourite examples of GIS output comes from a government publication showing tree damage in the Province of British Columbia. At the bottom of a respectable map, its pen plotter output betrayed by the line shading, is the credit line 'map by GIS'. Assuming these are not the author's initials 'Gudmund Ingemar Svensen?' .. isn't this the same as a novelist signing her latest 'book by typewriter' or 'article by word processor'. Either the authors feel this packs extra punch or conversely may excuse its shortcomings because it was a product of GIS, no less. The cartographer still produces a better product, either because she knows how to properly use the many options of a GIS, or just as often, when not to use them.

Cartography is still king, but goes by a different name, which we might call 'GIS mapping' and the king has a little sister, who is true and analytical, but doesn't get out much. Perhaps one day her prints will have come and gone and made her an honest package. In the meantime, I'm quite happy to share cartography meetings with the select hundreds ... and my best GIS students are all cartographers.

(Roger Wheate is 'GIS Co-ordinator' at University of Northern British Columbia, but really a cartographer)

Membership Report

Here's an update on the membership data reported in the last newsletter: the mailing list for this newsletter contained 567 names. This is an increase of 74 from the 493 members reported in the Spring, 1996 issue. At this rate of increase, the CSG membership should approximate its former 648 members by the end of the year (which includes new student members who join in the Fall sememster).

Call for Nominations

The 1996-97 Cartography Speciality Group Nominations Committee requests suggested nominees for the following offices up for election for service begining at the AAG Annual Meeting in 1997:

Vice-Chair (1997-1998) (moves to Chair, 1998-1999) Academic Director (1997-1999) Non-Academic Director (1997-1999) Student Director (1997-1998)

Continuing officers for the coming year include Eugene Turner, Past Chair (1996-97); Ute Dymon, Chair (1996-97); Ann Goulette, Secretary/Treasurer (1996-1998).

Please contact any one of the nominations committee members below by November 1, 1996 to suggest possible candidates. The nominations committee is interested in as broad a selection of candidates as possible, from the entire AAG Cartographic Community.

Keith Clarke (Nominations Chair) Department of Geography University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060 Phone: (805) 893-8207 E-mail: kclarke@geog.ucsb.edu

Mark Kumler Department of Geography University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309-0260 Phone: 303-492-5887 E-mail: kumler@spot. Colorado.EDU

Nina Siu-Ngan Lam Department of Geography and Anthropology Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA.70803-4105 Phone: 504-388-6197 E-mail: GANLAM@LSUVM. SNCC.LSU.EDU

Student Award Opportunities

The CSG offers several student award and grant opportunities. Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of these programs. The programs provide excellent ways to display and discuss student research activities and the prize money can be used to defray some of the costs of research and travel to the AAG Annual Meeting. Some of the highlights of these awards (including submission deadlines) follow:


The CSG sponsors three awards: a student paper competition, Master's Thesis grants and the National Geographic Society Award in Cartography. Each of these has a cash prize, and all awards are announced at the AAG Annual Meeting.

CSG Student Honors Paper Competition

Each year, the CSG sponsors a Student Honors Paper Competition for papers presented at the AAG Annual Meeting. The top five finalists each receive $300 for travel expenses to the meeting. Additionally, prizes of $100 for the first place paper and $50 for the second place paper are awarded. Winners are announced at the Awards Banquet and the CSG Business Meeting during the conference. The competition is open to students at all academic levels. This year, abstracts are due September 3, 1996. Complete instructions for participating in the competition at the 1997 AAG meeting in Fort Worth, Texas (April 1-5, 1997) are provided elsewhere in this newsletter.

CSG Master's Thesis Research Grants

The CSG sponsors Master's Thesis Research Grants to help Master's candidates offset expenses related to their thesis research. These awards are based on review of research proposals. In the past, the grant money has been used to buy data sets, produce maps, and pay research subjects for participating in design experiments. Applications are reviewed three times a year: November 1st, March 15th, and June 15th. Grants are awarded after the proposals have been reviewed. Complete instructions for submitting proposals are described in the newsletter.

National Geographic Society Award in Cartography

In addition to the CSG paper competition and the thesis grants, the CSG co-sponsors the National Geographic Society Award in Cartography. This award recognizes student achievement in the art, science, and technology of mapping and seeks to encourage student research and graduate study in cartography. This award is presented based on academic achievement and a statement of the student's research goals and a sample of their cartographic work. The National Geographic Society has traditionally awarded $1,000 to the winning student. The deadline for this award will be around the end of February. For more information about this award, contact either Julio Rivera, CSG Student Director (address below), or David Miller, Cartographic Division, National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-4688.


There are a number of other awards specifically directed toward students in the mapping sciences. Last year's CSG Student Director, Aileen Buckley compiled a comprehensive list of these programs. Julio Rivera has sent out requests for the most current information about these awards. This information will be posted in the CSG newsletter and the CSG home page.

If you have questions about the any of these award opportunities, or if you have any ideas, comments, or concerns about student participation in the Cartography Specialty Group, please feel free to contact Julio Rivera, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Phone: 414-229-4866 E-mail: julio@csd.uwm.edu

Julio Rivera, CSG Student Director

CSG Awards Two Master's Thesis Grants

The CSG is pleased to announce two Master's Thesis Grants awards. Congratulations to Robert Edsall, Pennsylvania State University, and David Pape, University of Georgia, who each received $300 from the CSG-sponsored Master's Thesis Research Grant program. Robert Edsall's thesis is entitled "Dynamic Map Legend Design: A Theoretical and Empirical Assessment". His adviser is Alan MacEachren. David Pape's thesis is entitled "Extraction of Geographic Features from a Digital Raster Graphic Using an Artificial Neural Network," and his adviser is E. Lynn Usery.

David Miller, CSG Non-Academic Director

Death Valley Atlas - A Review

Death Valley: An Animated Atlas, by Hugh H. Howard, San Francisco, CA., 1995. Running time: approximately 40 minutes.

Reviewed by Daniel G. Cole

As the tape begins, a globe highlighting Death Valley appears while the narrator announces the subject. An overview of the tape is presented as a table of contents. Music and narration accompany the visual presentation throughout the tape.

The first section introduces the subject via a 3D shaded relief map. Maps fade in and out as data are presented. Graphs and animations show local extremes of elevation, temperature, and precipitation. Changes of political boundaries over time are illustrated.

The second section provides a tour of place names. A regional map briefly overlays each site map, then fades away as the focus shifts to localities. The author creates a textual hierarchy using colored text, highlights, and boxes. Flashing circles highlight cultural features as they are introduced; thereafter, point symbols indicate their locations.

The third section, dealing with the physical environment, contains several subsections. Stratigraphic columns are related to paleogeology and to present-day boundaries, while moving arrows indicate transport of sediments over time. The subsection on tectonics presents various morphological theories through illustrations of flashing, moving faults. A discussion of the Ubehebe Crater, caused by the subsurface explosion of superheated groundwater about 2000 years ago, appears next. Pleistocene and later climates are mapped, with moving arrows indicating rain shadows and air movements. The complex layering of the Death Valley salt pan resulting from the drying of the last Holocene lake is shown in 3D. Aeolian features illustrated include the movement of sand (with blowing sand sounds) and photos of wind-shaped features. The discussion of the biological regime covers the diversity of life in the region. Maps of biogeographic zones and photos of some of the 1000 species of plants in the area are shown. The zoogeography of the area identifies approximately 450 vertebrate species.

The final section starts with an examination of the four indigenous cultures. Point symbols indicate where artifacts were found and where people lived. Historical maps show the probable paths of the '49ers; one learns that the name "Death Valley" was first used at this time. Mining activities since 1849 are depicted next. Road development in the area is shown by "growing" line symbols, and present-day roads are highlighted as they are identified. Tourist facilities and the areal growth of the Death Valley National Monument and of Death Valley National Park are mapped.

The video concludes with a quick review of its subject, followed by a bibliography.

By and large, this presentation is successful and appealing. Most of the atlas is very readable, most symbology is easy to distinguish, the narrator's enunciation throughout is clear, and the text is often succinct. Readability is compromised occasionally; e.g., unhighlighted black text sometimes falls on shadowed areas, and text in a few places is too small. With just a little more effort, all of the atlas would have been readable. The "music" contained in the video is grating at best. In spite of these complaints, this video atlas succeeds in educating its viewers with animated maps and graphs, photos, and narration of Death Valley.

The author created this multimedia atlas, and the videotape showing its capabilities, in partial fulfillment of an M.A. degree in Geography.

(Daniel G. Cole is GIS Coordinator for the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution. Hugh H. Howard can be reached at (415) 239-7720 or hugh@gislab.sfsu. edu.)

International Cartographic Conference - Call for Papers


The Organizing Committee for the 18th International Cartographic Conference (ICC '97), scheduled for 22 - 27 June 1997 in Stockholm, Sweden, invites prospective presenters to submit abstracts for papers they propose to deliver as part of the scientific conference program. Abstracts are due to the Conference Secretariat by October 1, 1996. The address for submission is: International Cartographic Con- ference Swedish Cartographic Society S-890182 G vle - Sweden

Voice: +46 26 653425 FAX: +46 26 653106

Authors from the U.S. wishing to be considered for travel support provided by the U.S. National Committee for the ICA (USNC /ICA) should additionally submit their abstracts to the Papers Committee of the USNC/ICA. The Papers Committee will con- sider the principal author of each abstract accepted by the Confer-ence Secretariat as potentially eligible for partial travel support provided by the USNC/ICA. Some of the available travel funds are typically set aside for young scientists; the USNC/ICA especially encourages those be-ginning their careers in cartography to submit abstracts. Ab-stracts should be submitted prior to October 1, 1996 by e-mail to the Chair of the USNC/ICA Papers Committee:

Ms. Leslie Godwin, Chair, USNC/ICA Papers Committee, c/o Geography Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233-7400

e-mail: lgodwin@census.gov Voice: (301) 457-1056

Authors should propose papers that address one or more of the following conference themes:

Education and Training in Cartography History of Cartography Cartography for Environment Marine Cartography of the Continental Shelf Generalization of Databases and Maps National and Regional Atlases, Production and Use Maps of Dynamic Processes Cadastral Mapping in Transition Countries Military Mapping Mapping Crossing National Borders Map Production Quality in Cartography Cartography as a Tool in Monitoring Agriculture and Forestry Desk Top Mapping in Media Cartographic Information in Navigation Systems Law and Cartography Mapping of Mountainous Areas Maps for the Handicapped Cartography and Children Gender in Cartography Visualization Techniques Cartographic Theory Standardization GIS and Digital Mapping National Mapping Organizations, Organization and Strategic Programs

Authors should indicate which subject area their abstract addresses. The ICA '97 Organ-ization Committee reserves the right to make final decisions on categorization as part of the acceptance process.

The ICA '97 Organizing Commit-tee will notify authors about its acceptance decision by Decem-ber 1, 1996. The long version (maximum of 8 pages) of accept-ed papers will be published in the conference proceedings and must be received by the Scientific Programme Committee on or before March 15, 1997. Only papers received by this date are assured publication in the pro-ceedings and final consideration for funding by the USNC/ICA.

The abstract should be 300 to 500 words long and must be in English. Use standard 8 w x 11 inch paper with 1 w inch top and bottom margins and 1 1/4 inch side margins. Center the title in bold capital letters as the first item, followed by a vertical space and then the name(s) of the author(s). Type the affiliation address (typed as it should appear on a mailing envelope) immediately below each author's name. After skipping two lines, type the body of the abstract with single spacing and no indentation for paragraphs. Use a single vertical space between paragraphs.

General information about ICC '97 is available from:

Alan M. MacEachren, Chair, USNC/ICA, Geography Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

e-mail: alan@essc.psu.edu http: //www.gis.psu.edu/ ica/ICAusnc.html

or from the ICC'97 Internet site: http://www.lm.se/icc97/icc97. html

CSG Home Page Site

The CSG is in the process of re-establishing our successful Home Page. The Hunter College site is still in service, but has not been updated in a while because of a change in faculty and staff who initiated the project. The CSG Board hopes to make an announcement on a new site in the next newsletter.


Sponsored by the AAG Cartography Specialty Group

Call for Papers

The Cartography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 1996-97 Honors Competition for Student Papers on cartographic topics to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAG in Fort Worth, Texas, April 1-5, 1997. Abstracts are due September 3, 1996. Completed papers are due March 13, 1997. The finalists will present their papers at the 1997 national AAG meeting.

Rules for Submission Papers must be based upon original work done as an undergraduate or graduate student, and the research must have been completed within the past academic year. Topics are not restricted to work derived from theses or dissertations. Papers must be written entirely by the applicant. Applicants must submit the usual short abstract and appropriate program participation fee as required by the AAG, as well as the AAG application form, to the CSG. Students who are selected as finalists will be placed in a special session at the national meeting.

Eligibility The competition is open to students at all academic levels. Judging will take into account the academic level of entrants.

Awards The top five finalists will each be awarded $300 for travel to the national AAG meeting. Additionally, prizes of $100 for the first place paper and $50 for the second place paper will be awarded. These winners will be selected on the basis of their completed paper and their oral presentation at the national meeting. Winners will be announced at the annual AAG awards banquet and the CSG Business Meeting at the national meeting.

Judging Judging will take into account the academic level of the entrants. Judging of both the written and oral version of the papers will be conducted by a committee including the current Academic and Student Directors of the Cartography Specialty Group. Written and oral versions of the papers will be scored on a 50-point scale, for a total maximum score of 100.

Guidelines for Papers Guidelines for papers may be obtained from the Academic or Student Directors of the CSG. For information, contact: Julio Rivera, CSG Student Director, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Phone: (414) 229-4866, e-mail: julio@csd.uwm.edu

Submission of Abstracts and Papers Abstracts should be submitted in both paper and digital format following the guidelines of the AAG (see the May AAG newsletter for detailed instructions). Abstracts are due September 3, 1996. Completed papers are due March 13, 1997. All submissions should be sent to: Mark Kumler, CSG Academic Director Department of Geography Campus Box 260 University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309-0260 email: kumler@colorado.edu MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH GRANT Sponsored by the AAG Cartography Specialty Group

Announcement of 1996-97 Award Applications.

The Cartography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 1996-97 Master's Thesis Research Grants. These grants are available to masters students working on cartographic research and who are enrolled in a geography degree program. Grants are available up to a maximum of $400 and may be used for items necessary and relevant to research such as travel, materials, equipment, and human subject fees. Deadlines for applications are November 1st, March 15th, and June 15th.

Fundable Research Fundable research must be cartographic in nature. Cartography must be the central focus of the research, and not merely a tool used in support of some other research. Review of Proposals Research proposals will be judged based upon (1) their originality, (2) their research design or plan of work, and (3) their budget and its justification. Proposals are reviewed in a non-blind process by a committee of three people selected by the Non-Academic Director in consultation with the CSG Chair.

Date of Awards Awards will be made two months after the review date for which the proposal was submitted.

Materials Required for Submission

Application Form Fill out the application form completely. (Application forms may be obtained from the Non-Academic Director.) Note that the applicant and the advisor are jointly responsible for the accuracy and validity of all information on the application. Be sure to complete the budget and justification on the back of the application form. List the requested items from highest to lowest priority and include price quotations for these items. Below, provide a brief justification of why the items you are requesting are necessary to your thesis. Finally, state whether you will accept partial funding should the entire amount requested not be granted.

Description of the Research Plan A description of your research plan is also required. Place your name and the title of your thesis at the top of the first page. State the research objectives and the specific aims of the research. Describe concisely the methods for achieving these goals. The research plan should not exceed three pages. Please note that human subject clearance must be obtained before grant money can be awarded, if the research involves human subjects.

All applications must be typewritten or completed on a word processor. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for funding.

Submit the original signed application form and research plan along with two copies to:

David Miller National Geographic Society Cartographic Division 1145 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-4688 Phone: (202) 775-7841 Fax: (202) 775-6141

Twelfth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography

The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library is pleased to announce the Twelfth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography. This year's lectures are titled, "Maps on the Move: Cartography for Transportation and Travel." Seven specialists in the history of transportation and transportation mapping will present lectures on this relatively unexplored topic, focusing in particular on the cartography generated for and by industrial transportation technologies. The lectures will be held 24-26 October at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

The lectures are free and open of the public. However, persons wishing to attend must reserve their place by writing, "Maps on the Move", Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3380, or by contacting either James Akerman, Acting Director of the Smith Center, at (312) 255-3523 or akermanj@newberry.org; Tina Reithmaier at (312) 255-3656; or the Newberry's Center of Public Programs at (312) 255-3700.

Persons attending the lectures will have the opportunity to visit "Paper Trails: Maps, Highways, and American Journeys in the Twentieth Century." This exhibition of automobile road maps, guidebooks, and related artifacts, is supported by Rand McNally and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.

The Center invites persons attending the Nebenzahl Lectures to consider also attending a symposium and exhibit on the history of globes at the American Geographical Society Collection of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, 23 October. The main speakers at this symposium will be Arthur Robinson, Peter Van der Krogt, and David Woodward. For further details about this symposium, please contact Chris Baruth at the AGS Collection, PO Box 399, Milwaukee, WI 53201, or (800) 558-8993, or cmb@ csd.uwm.edu.



September 17-21. International Map Trade Association 16th Annual Conference and Trade Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: IMTA, P.O. Box 1789, Kankakee, IL 60901. (815) 939-4627.

October 2-5. NACIS XVI, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Michael Peterson, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0199. (402) 554-4805

November 1. CSG Master's Thesis Grant deadline (see this issue for details).

November 17-21. GIS/LIS '96 Annual Conference and Exposition and ACSM/ASPRS Fall Convention, Denver, Colorado. Contact: ACSM, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. (301) 493-0200.


February 14-15. International Map Trade Association Fourth Annual European Conference and Trade Show, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Contact: Sue Crainidge, IMTA European Division, 5 Spinacre, Becton Lane, Barton on Sea, Hants BH25 7DF England. (44) 1425-620532.

March 15. CSG Master's Thesis Grant deadline (see this issue for details).

April 1-5. AAG Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: AAG, 1710 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20009. (202) 234-1450.

June 15. CSG Master's Thesis Grant deadline (see this issue for details).

Newsletter Deadline

Please submit articles for the Winter, 1997 issue of the Cartography Specialty Group newsletter by December 1, 1996 to:

Ann Goulette 5605 N. 24th St. Arlington, VA 22205 (amgoule202@aol.com)

The CSG receives its mailing labels from AAG Headquarters. Changes or corrections to the mailing list should be sent to:

AAG 1710 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20009-3198

1996-1997 Officers

Chair (1996-1997)

Dr. Eugene Turner Department of Geography California State University Northridge, CA 91330 (818) 677-3532 eugene.turner@csun.edu

Vice Chair (1996-1997)

Dr. Ute J. Dymon Department of Geography Kent State University Kent, OH 44242-0001 (330) 672-3226 dymon@humboldt.kent.edu

Secretary/Treasurer (1996-1998)

Ann Goulette 5605 N. 24th St. Arlington, VA 22205 (301) 669-5533 amgoule202@aol.com

Academic Director (1995-1997)

Dr. Mark Kumler Department of Geography University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder, CO 80309 (303) 492-5887 mark.kumler@colorado.edu

Academic Director (1996-1998)

Dr. Scott Freundschuh Department of Geography University of Minnesota Duluth, MN 55812 (218) 726-6226 sfreunds@d.umn.edu

Non-Academic Director (1995-1997)

David Miller National Geographic Society Cartographic Division 1145 17th St., NW Washington, DC 20036-4688 (202) 775-7841

Student Director (1996-1997)

Julio Rivera Department of Geography University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 53201 (414) 229-4866 julio@csd.uwm.edu

Past Chair (1996-1997)

Dr. Keith Clarke Department of Geography University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060 Phone: (805) 893-8207 kclarke@geog.ucsb.edu