Volume 17, No. 3 Spring 1997 

Words From the Chair
Every time I return from an AAG meeting, such as the one at Ft. Worth, I feel inspired and excited about my research and about Cartography as a whole. The variety of papers presented and the new research in progress made me feel good about our profession. We all had an opportunity to socialize, meet old friends, make new ones and chat about news in the field of cartography, about our departments or places of work and whatever else was on our minds. I was pleased to see so many new faces at the business meeting, and most of all, it was good to see many new student members among us.

I would like to welcome both the new and former Board members, and I look forward to working with such a talented group. Again, my heartfelt thanks to all of you outgoing Board members for your dedication and service to the CSG. Eugene Turner, our past chair, is especially appreciated and thanked for his many hours of unseen hard work and the valuable contributions he made to the CSG over the past several years.

A sad piece of news reached me this week which I must share with you. Our newly elected Vice Chair, David Smith, had to step down from his position as Vice Chair because of a life threatening illness which was just recently diagnosed. We wish David well and our thoughts will be with him when he has to make difficult decisions about treating his illness. For anyone who would like to send him a word of encouragement, David's Email is: dsmith@mapping.com. In his place, Scott Freudschuh has stepped up and will serve as Vice Chair throughout this year.

Scott will be organizing the CSG program for the 1998 AAG Meeting next spring in Boston; please let him know, as soon as possible, if you would like to arrange a session or present a paper. His phone number is: (218) 726-6226 and his Email is: sfreuds@d.umn.edu.

Two significant endeavors in defining the current essence of our discipline are scheduled to be accomplished during the coming year. The CSG volunteered to present a state of the art lecture in Boston. Eugene Turner, Scott Freudschuh and I will serve as a sub-committee to identify the CSG member who will make this 1998 presentation. Many of you have your own ideas about this lecture, and I suggest that you pass your thinking on to us. We are also looking for an author to write the cartographic section of Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century. If you would like to be involved with it, please let us know; we are open to suggestions. My phone number is: (330) 672-3226 and my Email address is: Udymon@kent.edu.

Everyone is reminded to make a special effort to explain the Student Honors Competition requirements to their students between now and next fall. We must help students to get primed to be ready early next fall to submit proposals for the competition. Promising students should be encouraged to think over the summer about suitable possibilities for fall submissions of abstracts. Come fall, remind your students about the abstract deadline by posting a notice (see page 6) on your department bulletin boards. Better yet, a little personal counseling and encouragement for individual students may increase the number of submissions the CSG receives.

Visit the CSG Web Site at: http://www.csun.edu/~hfgeg003/csg

Some of us will attend the 18th bi-annual International Cartographic Association (ICA) Meeting in Stockholm during this summer. An indication of the focus of international cartographic thinking emerges from the main theme of this conference: Maps and Mapping in the Information Society. I hope to report back on the ICA Conference in my next write-up. For now, I wish you all a most productive, but also relaxing, summer.

Ute J. Dymon, CSG Chair
 

Noted Cartographer John P. Snyder Dies

John P. Snyder, 71, a chemical engineer who transformed a teenage mapping avocation into a full-time career with the U.S. Geological Survey, died of multiple myeloma April 28. Mr. Snyder moved to Reston, Virginia, and joined the Geological Survey in 1980 on retiring from Ciba-Geigy Corporation in Summit, New Jersey, after 24 years as a chemical project engineer. For the next eight years, he worked with the USGS, specializing in map projections, and remained active in this field until his death.

He was author of several books on map projections, including a history that was published in 1993 by the University of Chicago Press. He was president of the American Cartographic Association in 1990-91 and a former secretary of the Washington Map Society. From 1986 to 1991, he was a lecturer on map projections at George Mason University.
 

He was born in Indianapolis and graduated from Purdue University. He received a master's degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 1975, Mr. Snyder became a volunteer problem solver for the USGS, using a hand-held calculator to find a solution for a satellite mapping problem that had eluded the survey's professional staff. For this work, he received the USGS John Wesley Powell Award in 1978, leading to full-time employment with the agency two years later.
Mr. Snyder was a former clerk of the Reston Meeting of the Society of Friends. In 1992, he moved to Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring, Maryland and became a member of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting.
 

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Kallmeyer Snyder, whom he married in 1952, of Friends House; a daughter, Carolyn S. Mead of Boulder, Colorado; a brother and a sister. A daughter, Barbara Ruth Snyder, died in 1983. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.

This obituary appeared in The Washington Post and is reprinted with permission.
 

Election Results
The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results of the CSG election. 51 votes were cast. The newly-elected officers are:

Vice Chair
David J. Smith*

Academic Director
Jeremy Crampton

Non-academic Director
Anna Williams

Student Director
Jeanette Candau

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.

* David J. Smith is unable to serve for health reasons; Scott Freundschuh will stand in for him until the next election.
 

CSG Student Honors Paper Award
 

Four CSG Student Honors Papers were presented at the Fort Worth meeting. First place was awarded to Jonathan Smith, University of Georgia for "Cartographic Presentation of Indigenous Land Tenure and Management". Nancy Winter, Clark University, received second place for her paper, "Spatial Data Flow for Mapping Hurricane Andrew Disaster Management". The judges from the competition reported that Francis Boscoe, Pennsylvania State University and Sinclair Adams Sheers, George Mason University also presented excellent papers.

Mr. Smith was awarded a check for $100; Ms. Winter received $50. All competitors received $300 toward traveling expenses to the meeting.

National Geographic Society Award
This year, the National Geographic Society Award in Cartography went to Jill Hallden, a graduate student in geography at Michigan State University; and Jakob Goldman, an undergraduate student in geography at Syracuse University. Both students received $500, a certificate, and map products from National Geographic. Jill Hallden received her award at the AAG Awards Luncheon, April 4, in Fort Worth, Texas. Jill's cartographic animation (on U. S. population density by county from 1790 to 1960) was a subject of Judy Olson's banquet address at the Fort Worth meeting. A total of 18 students applied for the award from the U.S., Canada, and Europe; all received a National Geographic world map.

The Cartography Specialty Group and National Geographic Society would like to recognize the effort of the other students who applied for the award. The student entries were very strong this year. Following is a list of the students who applied for the award and their university affiliation: Paul Breding, University of South Carolina; Madeleine Dewan, California State University, Fresno; Kimberly Diver, Syracuse University; Peter Fellows, Syracuse University; Mark Kill, University of Minnesota, Duluth; D. Pawan Kumar, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Chad Landgraf, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma; Fernando Sanchez Menendez, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; Andrew Millward, University of Guelph, Ontario; Jennifer Mueller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ricardo Puente, University of Texas, Austin; Andrea Soule, University of Oregon, Eugene; Nathaniel Stone, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma; James Swanson, University of Nebraska, Omaha; Matthew Upton,University of Louisville, Kentucky; Wendy Zareczny, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Minutes of the 1997 Business Meeting

1. Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 5:50 PM by 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 1996 Business Meeting minutes were approved as they appeared in the Spring, 1996 newsletter.

4. Election Results. Keith Clarke, Chair of the Nominations Committee, announced the results of the election as follows:

David J. Smith, Vice Chair
Jeremy Crampton, Academic Director
Anna Williams, Non-academic Director
Jeannette Candau, Student Director

Two of the newly-elected officers, David Smith and Jeremy Crampton, were present and were introduced to the membership.

5. Treasurer's and Central Office Report. Ann Goulette reported that three newsletters and a membership directory were distributed to the membership this year. Ann presented the budget report (see following article). The total treasury funds were reported as $4,988.04. This figure is less than last year, due to some increase in spending toward student awards, the directory mailing, and a decrease in income from Annual Meeting Workshop rebates. The Treasurer's Report was approved as presented.

6. Membership Report. Ann Goulette reported that currently there are 504 paid members. The membership appears to be holding steady.

7. Awards Program. David Miller announced that two Master's Student Grants of $300 each were awarded from the November 1 due date. There were no submissions for the March due date. He suggested that faculty encourage students to submit proposals for the upcoming June due date. He also announced the winners of the National Geographic Award: Jakob Goldman of Syracuse University and Jill Hallden of Michigan State University. They will receive $500, a National Geographic Atlas and a certificate at the Awards Luncheon. Scott Freundschuh, Mark Kumler and Julio Rivera served as judges.

Scott Freundschuh reported that there were four submissions for the Tenth Annual Student Honors Paper Competition of the CSG. First place was awarded to Jonathan Smith, University of Georgia for "Cartographic Presentation of Indigenous Land Tenure and Management". Nancy Winter, Clark University, won second place for "Spatial Data Flow for Mapping Hurricane Andrew Disaster Management". The other finalists were Francis Boscoe, Pennsylvania State University and Sinclair Adams Sheers, George Mason University. Each participant received $300. The first and second place winners also received $100 and $50 respectively. Students were recognized and will receive award checks at the AAG Awards Luncheon. The judging committee included Scott Freundschuh, Keith Clarke, Julio Rivera and Eugene Turner.

8. Liaison with CAGIS, NACIS and IMTA. Barbara Buttenfield reported from the Cartography and GIS (CAGIS) Society of the ACSM. The Auto Carto presentations will be held in Seattle next week. Robert Cromley continues as the editor of the journal, Cartography and GIS. Some debate has taken place on different methods of binding the journal. The ACSM is discussing the commission of a study on civilian mapping and surveying as a way to save the US Geological Survey from congressional budget cutting. Alan MacEachren reported on sessions for the June 1997 Stockholm Meeting of the ICA. About one third of the papers submitted will be presented as papers; the remainder will be given as poster sessions. Jeremy Crampton reported that NACIS Board met in Chicago two weeks ago. Cartographic Perspectives continues to lack a permanent editor, but guest editors have been secured for the next several issues (Greg Chu and Barbara Buttenfield, Jim Carter and Ute Dymon). NACIS has added a Student Director board position. The next meeting is in Lexington, Kentucky; Chicago and Williamsburg, Virginia will host the following meetings. Paul Anderson announced that Greg Chu is the new Chair of the Microcomputer Specialty Group and that some CD-ROM software is available for CSG use.

9. Installation of New Officers. Eugene Turner installed the new officers and a gavel, made by Past Chair, Keith Clarke, was passed to Ute Dymon, the incoming Chair. Eugene thanked all out-going officers for their participation.

10. 1998 Program Report. David Smith solicited topics for workshops and sessions for the Boston meeting. Suggested topics for sessions included Women in Cartography and Qualitative Methods in Cartography. Keith Clarke volunteered to chair a workshop, topic to be determined. Eugene Turner reported that there will be less space for concurrent sessions in Boston and that specialty groups have been asked to consider holding twelve three-minute presentations with associated posters to conserve the meeting time. Only 28 concurrent sessions will be available instead of the normal 36. The sessions will be held from 7:15 AM to 7:15 PM Wednesday through Sunday.

11. New Business and Announcements. Aileen Buckley asked that the CSG join the GIS and Remote Sensing Specialty Groups in sponsoring a poster session competition. The total award is to be $200 and the CSG is asked to donate $75 toward it. The Student and Academic Directors would act as judges. A motion was made to co-sponsor the competition. The motion was seconded and passed.

12. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM.
 

1997 Financial Report

Report Period: April 10, 1996 to April 4, 1997
Beginning Balance $6,160.48

INCOME

Dues Rebate             $2047.00
Interest                         $69.39
Workshop Rebates         $986.77
TOTAL                   $3103.16

EXPENDITURES
 

Student Honors  $1150.00
Awards
NGS Awards               $200.00
AAG Awards Luncheon $120.00
MA Thesis Grant  $600.00
CSG-Sponsored Travel $200.00
to Annual Meeting
Banking Fee              $10.00
Write-off(MSU Credit $5.00
Union Fee)
Newsletters             $1990.60
TOTAL            $4,275.60

Ending Balance          $4988.04
 

Harvard Map Collection Web Site

Massachusetts now has an interactive website (http://icg.harvard.edu/maps/maatlas.htm) containing digital data and geography on its 351 cities and towns. The site, called Massachusetts Electronic Atlas, represents a three-year collaborative effort by the Harvard Map Collection, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and a professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. The atlas contains hundreds of non-decennial census datasets as well as subjects from the 1990 Federal Census. Contact: David Cobb, Harvard Map Collection, Harvard Map Library, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-2417; Email: cobb@fas.harvard.edu.
 

19th International Cartographic Conference

The 19th International Cartographic Conference and the 11th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 14-21 August, 1999. The theme is "Touch the Past, Visualize the Future" and it depicts the transformation of cartographic communication from its earliest origins through the ages to the next century, as technological change moves forward at an ever increasing pace, and traditional approaches to cartography are in a state of evolution and, in some cases, revolution.

For more information, please contact: ICA - Ottawa 1999, 615 Booth Street, Room 500, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E9 CANADA; (613) 992-9999; Email: ica1999@ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca
 

CSG Directory Additions

The following CSG member was inadvertently absent from the 1997 CSG

Membership Directory:
Barbara P. Buttenfield
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of Colorado
Campus Box 260
Boulder, Colorado 80309
Voice: (303) 492-3618
Email: babs@colorado.edu
FAX: (303) 492-7501

If anyone else was missed in the directory and would like their information in the next newsletter, please contact Ann Goulette at (703) 534-3101 or amgoule202@aol.com.
 

CSG Classifieds

Wanted - First five editions of Robinson's Elements of Cartography. Will negotiate price for each. Pat Bresnahan, Home Phone (803) 779-6025;
Email pat@otis.cla.sc.edu

Wanted - Old (and not so old) tourist and travel maps, road maps, and similar material that you might otherwise throw away. Charlie Neuschafer, New World Maps, Apple Hill Road, Bennington, VT 05201-9544; (802) 442-2846;
Email: CharlieNeu@aol.com
 

Calendar

1997
June 23-27. 18th International Cartographic Conference, Stockholm, Sweden. Contact: Jean-Phillippe Grelot, International Cartographic Association, 136 bis Rue de Grenelle, 75700 Paris, 07 SP-France. Fax: +33-1-43-98-8-00.

August 14-18. Canadian Cartographic Association Conference, St. John's, Newfoundland. Contact: http://www.mun.ca/geog/ cca97.htm

September 11-14. 34th Annual Symposium and Map Curator's Group Workshop, University of Leicester, England. Contact: David Fairbairn, Department of Geomatics, University of Newcastle, NEWCASTLE NE1 7RU ENGLAND;
Email: Dave.Fairbairn.ncl.ac.uk

September 21-25. International Map Trade Association 17th Conference and Trade Show, Washington, DC. Contact: IMTA, (815) 939-4627.
October 28-30. GIS/LIS '97, Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact: GIS/LIS Registrar, ACSM, (301) 493-0200.

1998
February 6-7. International Map Trade Association Fifth Annual European Conference, Brugge, Belgium. Contact: Sue Crainidge IMTA European Division, 5 Spinacre, Becton Lane, Barton on Sea, Hants BH25 7DF England. (44) 01425-620532. Email: 10157.411@compuserve.com.

March 2-5. ASCM Annual Convention and Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland. Contact: ACSM, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814. (301) 493-0200.
March 25-29. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. Contact: AAG, (202) 234-1450.
 

Newsletter Deadline

Please submit articles for the Fall, 1997 issue of the Cartography Specialty Group newsletter by August 1, 1997 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
 

ELEVENTH 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 1997-98 Honors Competition for Student Papers on cartographic topics to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAG in Boston, Massachusetts, March 25-29, 1998. Abstracts are due September 3, 1997. Completed papers are due March 13, 1998.

Rules for Submission
* Papers must be based upon original work relevant to the field of cartography and current cartgraphic research.  Papers must be based upon 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.

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:
 

Jeanette Candau, CSG Student Director,
Department of Geography,
University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060;
Email: nette@geog.ucsb.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, 1997. Completed papers are due March 13, 1998. All submissions should be sent to:
 

Scott Freundschuh, CSG Academic Director
Department of Geography
University of Minnesota
Duluth, MN 55812
sfreunds@d.umn.edu
 

MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH GRANT
Sponsored by the AAG Cartography Specialty Group

Announcement of 1997-98 Award Applications
The Cartography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 1997-98 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:
 

Anna Williams, CSG Non-academic Director
4705 Eddystone St.
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (301) 669-3897
Fax: (301) 669-3895
 
1997-1998 Officers
 
Chair (1997-1998)
Dr. Ute J. Dymon
Department of Geography
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-3226
udymon@kent.edu

Vice Chair - Appointed (1997-1998)
Dr. Scott Freundschuh
Department of Geography
University of Minnesota
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 726-6226
sfreunds@d.umn.edu

Secretary/Treasurer (1996-1998)
Ann Goulette
5605 N. 24th St.
Arlington, VA 22205
(301) 669-5533
amgoule202@aol.com
 

Ann Goulette, CSG Newsletter Editor
5605 N. 24th St.
Arlington, VA 22205
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academic Director (1996-1998)
Dr. Scott Freundschuh
Department of Geography
University of Minnesota
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 726-6226
sfreunds@d.umn.edu
Academic Director (1997-1999)
Dr. Jeremy Crampton
Department of GESS
Mailstop 1E2
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
(703) 993-1217
jcrampto@gmu.edu
Non-Academic Director (1997-1999)
Anna Williams
4705 Eddystone St.
Annandale, VA 22003
(301) 669-3897
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Director (1996-1997)
Jeannette Candau
Department of Geography
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060
nette@geog.ucsb.edu
Past Chair (1996-1997)
Dr. Eugene Turner
Department of Geography
California State University
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-3532
eugene.turner@csun.edu
 
 
 
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