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 Cartographic Perspectives is an international open-access journal devoted to the study and practice of cartography in all its diversity.

  • Creative and innovative work encouraged

  • Full-text index available via EBSCO Academic Search Complete

  • Color figures at no cost to author

  • Indexed by Elsevier

  • Manuscript reviews to authors in 6 weeks

  • ISSN 1048-9085

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 Submit your work for these sections of Cartographic Perspectives

Opinions: Challenging, thoughtful, and controversial ideas about maps and cartography.

Peer-Reviewed Articles: Two or three peer-reviewed research articles in each issue of CP.

Practical Cartographer's Corner: Descriptions of methods for achieving specific mapping tasks with cartographic software.

Cartographic Collections: Descriptions of major academic, corporate, and public collections of cartographic material.  Reviews of ongoing map library projects and map exhibits.

On the Horizon: Description of uses of the latest technology for innovative mapping.

Reviews: Reviews of published books, maps, atlases, and textbooks; printed and electronic. View list of books currently available for review.

Visual Fields: A color folio, in each issue of CP, showcasing novel cartographic work.


 Author Instructions for Cartographic Perspectives (2 pg. PDF)


Cartographic Perspectives Editors

Patrick Kennelly: 
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY  11548, USA
phone  (516) 299-2652     

Assistant Editors:
Daniel P. Huffman:
57 Waubesa St, Apt 2 
Madison, WI 53704
phone (616) 304-3519

Robert E. Roth:
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
phone (608) 262-1453

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Opinion
Patrick Kennelly: 

Practical Cartographer's Corner
Alex Tait:

Cartographic Collections
Terri Robar: 

On the Horizon
Andy Woodruff:  

Lisa Sutton: 

Visual Fields
Laura McCormick:

Copy Editor
Daniel Huffman:

Cartographic Perspectives Editorial Board

Sarah Battersby, University of South Carolina
Cynthia Brewer, The Pennsylvania State University
Mathew Dooley, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Matthew Edney, University of Southern Maine and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sara Fabrikant, University of Z├╝rich
Amy Griffin, University of New South Wales
Bernhard Jenny, Oregon State University
Fritz Kessler, Frostburg State University
Mark Monmonier, Syracuse University
Ian Muehlenhaus, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Margaret Pearce, University of Kansas
Michael Peterson, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Anthony Robinson, The Pennsylvania State University



Cartographic Perspectives

Editor: Patrick Kennelly

Department of Earth & Environmental Science
CW Post Campus of Long Island University
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY  11548, USA
phone  (516) 299-2652      
fax  (516) 299-3945


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CP67 - Winter 2010
Special Digital Issue 3

on Mountain Cartography

CP67. Winter 2010

This second special digital issue of Cartographic Perspectives is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD here.


CP66 - Fall 2010
Special Digital Issue 2


This second special digital issue of Cartographic Perspectives is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD here.

CP64 - Fall 2009
Special Digital Issue 1


This special digital issue of Cartographic Perspectives is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD here.


Cover Art for CP


CP 54


Past covers of Cartographic Perspectives have been graced by the "carto-art"of Matt Knutzen.  Matt is the Assistant Chief of the Map Division at the New York Public Library (NYPL).  Matt holds an MFA from Pratt, and a geography degree from Berkeley.  In his work, Matt combines the best of both worlds: Art + Cartography.  His art playfully and creatively takes the map as artifact and transforms it into pieces that catch the mind's eye.  Matt presented his work at the NYPL in a talk titled: Outside the boundary: A presentation of map artworks by Matthew A. Knutzen.


CP Commemorative Issue - Celebrating 25 Years of NACIS


The Cartographic Perspectives Commemorative Issue celebrates the 25th anniversary of NACIS. In this special issue four past editors of CP reflect on their tenure as editor and their favorite articles - a insightful history of Cartographic Perspectives. The cover features the past 51 cover designs and a map to the last 25 NACIS meeting locations. We have a limited number of these issues left for purchase ($15 US/$20 international). If you are interested please contact Jim Anderson by e-mail. Checks made payable to NACIS can be mailed to:


C2200 University Center - FREAC
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2641


Selected CP Covers

Winter, 2006 Fall, 2004
Winter, 2004 Spring, 2003
Fall, 2002 Fall, 2001


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