Volume 16, No. 3 Spring 1996


Words From the Chair

Cartographers seem to be going through an identity crisis. I think there may be several reasons for this, but the topic of the Plenary Session of the Charlotte meeting of the AAG confirms that the topic is out in the open. The title, "Has GIS Killed Cartography?", seems to suggest that cartography, at least geographic cartography, is being swallowed by the GIS juggernaut.

So what is going on? One personal observation is that I've received very few inquiries from employers wanting cartographers, but many inquiries from employers wanting students trained in GIS. Even though in many cases, the job primarily involves the creation of statistical maps from census or business data. The perception of these people is that a "GIS" person is required to fill the job. Software vendors have led many to believe that just about anything that involves using their product to make a map is GIS. It sounds hi-tech, so of course, businesses want people who know GIS. Interestingly, one of the few calls I received inquiring about cartographers came from ESRI (the ARC/INFO people). They really needed students who were well-trained in cartography. Maybe they're on to something.

Another observation is that GIS has really enabled spatial analysis and many fields which made occasional use of maps are producing many of them. The map is no longer so closely linked with the field of geography. Because maps are so easily generated by the new software, there is the perception that most anyone can make a good one. An expert (i.e., cartographer) isn't needed and some have suggested that cartography is now more "democratic." While the idea of being able to customize maps and other displays quickly is important to the emerging field of what MacEachren refers to as geographic visualization, it frankly has resulted in a lot of bad maps. Ultimately, the new software may increase interest in cartography as users discover that some understanding and thought is necessary before running the software.

A third observation is that computer technology has changed fundamentally the way maps are created and has thereby created a certain amount of stress for cartographers schooled in the old ways. The technology change is occurring at a dizzying pace and many software packages are truly useful. Most artistic effects can be rendered through drafting programs and new software will generate projections, drape maps and images over surfaces, and generate animated displays. Cartographers quite rightly feel that it is not possible to keep up with all the software and hardware options that are constantly appearing. Also, the new technology hasn't done away with problems - old spilled-ink horror stories are being replaced by ones about crashed hard drives, software conflicts, and damaged databases. Sometimes there is the desire to throw up one's hands and go rummage in the closet for the Leroy pens. Things seemed simpler back then.

A final observation is that cartographers have lost their "space." By that I mean that those designated laboratories and darkrooms where trained practitioners performed their mapping craft have disappeared. Many map users had little understanding of the equipment and processes that were used in map production, but were content with the fact that after a time a map came out the door. Now the old labs have been converted to other uses (i.e., GIS) and the equipment has been removed. Cartographers now typically share facilities with others.

So, then, has cartography been killed by GIS? Definitely not, but it has been overshadowed by all the interest in GIS. Visibility could be increased by reaching out to new map users through the presentation of cartography seminars at conferences and through the promotion of cartography courses in departments using GIS on college campuses. GIS vendors may find themselves doing more to promote the field since cartography is so important to the successful use of their products. On the other hand, GIS has resulted in many more maps being produced by more people. Certainly many of these people will want to learn more about cartography once they begin to see the power of maps for understanding spatial problems.

Eugene Turner, CSG Chair

Election Results

The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results of the CSG election.

There were 82 votes cast.

The newly-elected officers are:

Vice Chair:Ute J. Dymon

Academic Director: Scott Freundschuh

Student Director: Julio Rivera

The Committee would like to thank all who ran for office and voted in the election. The new officers assumed their positions at the Annual Meeting.

Changes in the CSG Board

Because of the closure and resulting layoffs at the H.M. Gousha Company in April, Tim Carter has had to resign his position as the Non-Academic Director for the CSG. David Miller from the Cartographic Division of the National Geographic Society has been nominated by the CSG Board to fill out the last year of Tim's two-year term.

We thank Tim for all his efforts last year in managing the Master's Grant awards and wish him well in the future.

Eugene Turner

NCHS Atlas of United States Mortality

Pennsylvania State University (PSU) professors, Alan MacEachren and Cynthia Brewer, have finished a set of research projects that examine symbolization on maps for the new Atlas of United States Mortality by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a center in the Centers for Disease Control. The atlas will contain 72 maps of mortality rates for 805 health service areas for the U.S. The PSU team worked closely with Linda Pickle, Douglas Herrmann, Charles Croner, and Andrew White at NCHS, which also contracted with researchers in psychology and statistics. NCHS also funded numerous studies about representation of health data.

In a CSG-sponsored session on the Atlas at the 1996 AAG meeting, Charles Croner described the plans for the atlas and its research initiative, which has produced a diverse set of studies on the theme of the importance of producing a well-designed mortality atlas. Observation of "hot spots" on maps in previous mortality atlases sparked hypotheses that led to discovery that, for example, lung cancer was caused by shipyard asbestos exposure; high frequencies of leukemia and tumors of the pancreas and kidney in Massachusetts towns were caused by environmental pollutants; changes in Medicaid policies were needed to reduce high rates of cervical cancer mortality in West Virginia; and oral cancers were caused by smokeless tobacco, spurring public education campaigns. Toward the goal of producing a good atlas, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Pennsylvania State University has granted Dr. Brewer three years of funding to continue investigation of visualization of the causes of epidemiological disease.

The new atlas will use carefully designed color schemes combined with overlays of statistically reliability data. Graphs of mortality data from NCHS will also be incorporated into each atlas plate.

A summary of the research was presented during the CSG-sponsored session. Daniel Carr from the Center for Computational Statistics at George Mason University presented his research on graphing that has been sponsored partly by NCHS. David DiBiase directs the production of the atlas at Deasy GeoGraphics at Pennsylvania State. His staff is working from NCHS digital data files, bringing the mortality data through AtlasGIS and into Illustrator using EPS Converter to produce color-separated publication-quality atlas plates. William Vancura, from Deasy GeoGraphics, spoke about this process during the session.

Cynthia Brewer Pennsylvania State University

Some Cartographic Sites on the Internet

Dennis Fitzsimons, Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos, has been spending some time on his sabbatical exploring the World Wide Web for cartographic resources. Dennis has submitted a few of the more interesting examples for CSG members to try out:

1. Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and Remote Sensing by Philip Hoehn and Mary Larsgaard.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ EART/abbrev.html

2. University of Texas - Austin, Department of Geography. Links to a number of sites of interest to geographers.

http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/virtdept/resources/contents.html

3. Internet Resources Meta-Index. A loosely categorized meta-index of the various resource directories and indices available on the Internet.

http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Software/Mosaic/MetaIndex.html

4. U.S. Federal Government Agencies on the Internet

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/ fedgov.html

5. Data Access Tools -- Interactive Software (Live! via Internet)

http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/main/www/access.html

DataMap -- an easy way to view profiles of states and counties

1990 Census Lookup -- create your own extract files from the 1990 summaries.

WWW Thematic Mapping System --

Generate detailed maps on-the-fly Tiger Map Server Tiger Map Server v2.0 (requires Netscape 1.1 or later)

US Gazetteer place name search engine

Note from Eugene Turner: I have tried the TIGER Map Service and it is impressive. You can generate maps of about 20 variables down to the blockgroup level for anywhere in the US. Also, you can do the US by state or a state by county for any STF3 variable.

CSG Student Honors Paper Award

Four CSG Student Honors Papers were presented at the Charlotte meeting. First place was awarded to Sophia E. Linn, University of Colorado at Boulder for "The Effectiveness of Interactive Maps in the Classroom". Trudy Suchan, Pennsylvania State University, received second place for her paper, "Where Do Cartographic Categories Come From and Where are They Going?". The judges from the competition reported that Keith Rokoske, University of Colorado at Boulder and Debbie S. Morris, CSU-Long Beach also presented excellent papers.

Ms. Linn was awarded a check for $100; Ms. Suchan received $50. All competitors received $250 toward traveling expenses to the meeting.

Reviewer for Cartographic Video Sought

The CSG office just received a review copy of a video version of an interactive atlas of Death Valley from CSG member, Hugh H. Howard. Hugh completed the atlas as part of the requirement for his Master's degree from San Francisco State University last summer. The original atlas ran on a fast PowerMac with a quad-speed CD-ROM drive. It is approximately 40-minutes in length.

I am seeking a volunteer to review the video for the next CSG newsletter (deadline August 1). Please contact Ann Goulette at the email or street address on the back cover of the newsletter and I will send the video to the first respondent.

National Geographic Society Award

Edith Punt and Rini Keagy share this year's National Geographic Award in Cartography sponsored through the Cartography Specialty Group. A panel of judges appointed by Awards Chair, Mark Kumler, ranked these two students highest of the 32 applications received this year. Both students receive $500 and a National Geographic Atlas of the World. All applicants get a National Geographic map product.

Edith Punt is a student at the College of Geographic Sciences, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. Edith plans to get a Master's degrees in cartography; her map sample on the Charles Regatta in Boston was considered outstanding.

Rini Keagy is a geography student at the University of California-Berkeley. Rini's goals include graduate work in the aesthetics of mapmaking; her map sample, Unusual Fruits of Indonesia, was a beautifully-rendered thematic map showing illustrations and locations of various exotic fruits.

Two participants received honorable mention for their entries. Mary Mann, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee produced Breads and Wines of Europe as her topic. Elizabeth Fauerbach, Pennsylvania State University, produced An Animated Nor'easter on disk. The CSG presented each of these students with a check for $100 for their submissions.

David Miller National Geographic Society

NACIS Annual Meeting

The sixteenth annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 2-5, 1996. Special sessions and workshops are being planned on the distribution of maps through the Internet. In addition, panel discussions and poster and paper sessions are being organized on a variety of topics, including interactive forms of cartography, cartographic animation, and multimedia presentation.

Persons interested in contributing to the meetings are asked to develop a proposal or abstract (in printed form and digital copy {3.5" floppy or e-mail}) that includes the author's name, professional affiliation and address, telephone number, title of paper, and a description not to exceed 250 words. Student participation is encouraged. Presentation time for all papers will be 20 minutes.

Please mail proposals and abstracts to:

Michael P. Peterson University of Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, NE 68182-0199 FAX: (402) 554-3518 e-mail: geolib@cwis.unomaha. edu

The Call for Papers document is available through the Web at: http://maps.unomaha.edu/NACIS/Conference.html

(Ed. note: This newsletter is being printed after the April 30, 1996 deadline for submission of abstracts. Please check with Michael P. Peterson to ascertain if materials may be sent after that date.)

Minutes of the 1996 Business Meeting

1. Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 6:45 PM by Vice Chair Eugene Turner. An attendance sheet was circulated for those present to sign.

2. Approval of Agenda. The proposed agenda for the Business Meeting was approved.

3. Minutes. The 1995 Business Meeting minutes were approved as they appeared in the fall newsletter.

4. Election Results. Dick Groop announced the results of the election as follows:

Ute Dymon, Vice Chair
Scott Freundschuh, Academic Director
Julio Rivera, Student Director

Two of the newly-elected officers, Ute Dymon and Julio Rivera, were present and were introduced to the membership. Eugene Turner thanked all participants in the election process.

5. Treasurer's and Central Office Report. Eugene Turner reviewed for the membership the budget report submitted by Ann Goulette. The total treasury funds were reported as $6,160.48. The Treasurer's Report was approved as presented.

6. Membership Report. Eugene Turner reported that currently there are 464 paid members. This figure has gone down since last year and was considered by Eugene as a bit surprising. There are 301 full members and 165 students. The question was raised as to whether CSG received $2800 from AAG Headquarters as membership dues rebates. Eugene announced this issue is to be investigated.

7. Awards Program. Tim Carter discussed the deadline dates for the Master's Grant Award Program: November 1, March 15 and June 15. This year there were two submissions and one award to Keith Rokoske, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Cynthia Brewer reported for Mark Kumler on the Student Honors Award given by National Geographic Society. There were 31 entries from 21 different schools. The two winners were: Rini Keagy of the University of California at Berkeley who depicted unusual fruits of Indonesia and Edith Punt of the College of Geographic Sciences, Nova Scotia, whose subject was the Head of the Charles River Regatta, Boston. The CSG also contributed $100 each for two honorable mentions awarded to: Elizabeth Fauerbach of Pennsylvania State University and Mary Mann of the University of Wisconsin. David Miller thanked Cindy Brewer's student, Jason Cupp, Pennsylvania State University, for posters he made to advertise the NGS award.

There were five submissions for the Ninth Annual Student Honors Paper Competition of the CSG. Four were presented in a special session which was well-attended and produced lively discussion of the students' work. First place was awarded to Sophia E. Linn, University of Colorado at Boulder for "The Effectiveness of Interactive Maps in the Classroom". Trudy Suchan, Pennsylvania State University, won second place for "Where Do Cartographic Categories Come From and Where are They Going?". The other finalists were Keith Rokoske, University of Colorado at Boulder and Debbie S. Morris, CSU-Long Beach. Each participant received $250. The first and second place winners also received $100 and $50 respectively. Each student was recognized and received award checks at the AAG Awards Luncheon. The judging committee included Cindy Brewer, Aileen Buckley, Mark Kumler and Eugene Turner.

8. Liaison with ACA, NACIS and IMTA. Ute Dymon reported from the ACA Board of Directors that the ACA membership voted on a change of name to Cartography and GIS (CAGIS). Robert Cromley is the new editor for the journal, Cartography and GIS. Alan MacEachren seeks sessions for the June 1997 Stockholm Meeting of the ICA. Submit your proposals to him at: www.geog. psu.edu/ica/ICAusnc.html/. Cindy Brewer reported that NACIS is working on choosing a new editor for Cartographic Perspectives. Dues will be raised partly to maintain the quality of CP. Dennis Fitzsimons asked for advice on the San Antonio NACIS conference. He suggested that the program be organized with field trips preceding workshops so that university computers would be available for use on the weekend.

9. Installation of New Officers. Eugene Turner installed the new officers. 10. 1996 Program Report. Ute Dymon solicited topics for workshops and sessions. No volunteers replied immediately during this meeting. Eugene Turner suggested that stories of "characters" in the cartographic field might make for interesting sessions.

11. New Business and Announcements. Eugene reported that at the CSG Board Meeting, it was proposed that CSG use some of the money that it has accumulated. It was reported that the Board discussed several possibilities for activities to pursue in the near term. One suggestion was that the sums given for student awards be increased as follows:

Master's Grant Awards from $300 to $400 Student Honors Award from $250 to $300

The addition of up to five Honorable Mention Awards of $100 each for the NGS Award was proposed also. These increases were put in the form of a motion by Ute Dymon and seconded by Donna Schenstrom. The motion passed unanimously.

Eugene Turner announced that attempts will be made to upgrade the Web Page. There will be more news later about this, but also be prepared for a possible move of the site. Eugene also asked for ideas/news for the Newsletter. A short discussion followed about how to spend more CSG money. Eugene urged people to send him ideas about this by e-mail. Cindy Brewer reminded the group that next year's AAG Meeting begins April 1, suggesting the possibility of a fun April Fools workshop.

12. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted by,

Nancy L. Winter, Clark University, Graduate Student

1996 Financial Report

Report Period: March 16, 1995 to April 9, 1996

Beginning Balance $3455.64 ($5.00 in MSU Credit Union)

INCOME
Dues Rebate $4020.00
Donations $11.00
Interest $93.94
Workshop Rebates $1390.72
TOTAL $5515.66

EXPENDITURES
Student Honors $1150.00
Awards MA Thesis Grant $300.00
CSG-Sponsored Travel to Annual Meeting $300.00
Newsletters $1060.82
TOTAL $2810.82

Ending Balance $6160.48

Membership Report

At the Annual Meeting, the Treasurer's report indicated that there were 464 paid CSG members, which was down considerably from last year's number of 648. Following on the heels of the Plenary Session, "Has GIS Killed Cartography?", this figure spurred much discussion and concern, and warranted further investigation.

Checking with the AAG Central Office, a new figure of 493 was calculated, reflecting new members joining AAG before the Annual Meeting. Although this is still a lower number that other years, Kevin Klug, Membership Director, stated that prior numbers had included members from the previous year who had not been removed from the database yet. He also indicated that a number of individuals join throughout the year, which will probably increase the membership to former levels.

Based on 1995 figures, the GIS SG remains the largest group with 1367 members. However, a large proportion of its membership is students who may join for no cost. Urban Geography is second in membership at 876 and also has no charge for students. CSG ranks third.

The following table shows a breakdown of CSG membership by location:

Location Regular Student
AL 1 1
AR 2 0
AZ 3 2
CA 27 16
CO 5 2
CT 3 1
DC 3 0
FL 10 5
GA 5 6
HI 3 4
IA 2 1
ID 2 0
IL 28 3
IN 3 2
KS 5 6
KY 4 1
LA 5 2
MA 6 6
MD 17 8
MI 10 4
MN 11 10
MO 1 2
MS 3 0
MT 2 0
NC 5 4
ND 1 0
NE 4 3
NH 2 0
NJ 8 2
NV 2 0
NY 14 10
OH 9 8
OK 1 2
OR 11 4
PA 12 8
PR 1 1
SC 8 3
SD 0 1
TN 6 0
TX 12 4
UT 1 0
VA 20 11
VT 1 0
WA 7 5
WI 12 12
WY 1 2
Europe 10 0
Asia 3 1
Africa 0 0
S. America 2 0
Canada 9 4

TENTH ANNUAL STUDENT HONORS PAPER COMPETITION


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, 1996. 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

Mercator's World Magazine Debut

The first issue of Mercator's World magazine hit the stands in early 1996 with articles from CSG members Mark Monmonier and Paul McDermott. Monmonier and David Woodward are among the Editorial Board members.

The magazine is a beautifully produced issue, which will appeal particularly to map historians and collectors. It is filled with lots of map reproductions and interesting cartographic advertisements. It also announces sales and auctions of maps and atlases. However, the magazine also contains articles on up-to-date cartographic topics, such as learning geography in cyberspace.

The newsstand price is $6.95 an issue and yearly subscriptions of the bimonthly magazine can be had for $39.95 (US) by contacting:

Aster Publishing Corporation PO Box 10603 Eugene, OR 97440-9940 (800) 840-3810

Congratulations to the editors on a very handsome first issue! The CSG wishes them great success.

Calendar

1996

June 10-14. Computer-Assisted Cartography Course, Salem, Massachusetts. Contact: Marcie Talbot, Salem State College/Geo-graphy, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, MA 01970. (508) 740-7114.

June 12-16. Canadian Cartographic Association 1996 Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Shelley Laskin, (416) 481-9513.

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

July 27-August 1. URISA '96, Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact: URISA, 900 Second Street NE, Suite 304, Washington, DC 20002. (202) 289-1685.

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, Texax. 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.

1997

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).

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

Newsletter Deadline

Please submit articles for the Fall, 1996 issue of the Cartography Specialty Group newsletter by August 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) 885-3532 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 (703) 534-3101 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 (212) 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 Geology and Geography Hunter College-CUNY 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021 (212) 772-5322 kclarke@everest.hunter.cuny.edu