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Cartographic Perspectives Issue #100 Released

Date posted: January 15, 2023


Cartographic Perspectives #100

This issue marks an anniversary for CP, its hundredth issue. Our journal’s distinctive approach has always aimed to represent the full diversity of cartographic practice. From the very beginning, CP has had sections that speak to practicing cartographers, those working with cartographic collections, and those working on the artistic side of cartography.

We know it’s a bit unusual for three issues of CP to be published within such a short window. Several serious health issues and deaths in my immediate family led to some unavoidable delays this year. With these problems now resolved, we have worked hard to get the journal caught up and all 2022 issues published as quickly as possible.

I encourage you to dip into this landmark issue of CP and consider how you can contribute to its cartographic conversations. After this issue is published, I will be handing over the reins to the 10th editor, Jim Thatcher, who will bring fresh ideas about where to take the journal in its next phase of development.


Amy L. Griffin (she/her), Editor
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Front Matter

About the Cover


Letter from the Editor
Amy Griffin

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Visual Storytelling with Maps: An Empirical Study on Story Map Themes and Narrative Elements, Visual Storytelling Genres and Tropes, and Individual Audience Differences
Zihan Song, Robert E. Roth, Lily Houtman, Timothy Prestby, Alicia Iverson, Song Gao

That’s a Relief: Assessing Beauty, Realism, and Landform Clarity in Multilayer Terrain Maps
Nathaniel A. K. Douglass, Carolyn S. Fish

A Stylistic Study of the Hand-Painted Winter Panorama Maps of Pierre Novat
Nolan Mestres

Cartographic Collections

Paint it as You Ski it: an Interview with Ski Resort Map Artist James Niehues
Charles Preppernau


Review of Atlas of the Invisible
Rosemary P. Wardley

Review of Women And GIS: Mapping Their Stories
R. C. Ramsey

Review of Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Communities and Private Estates
Nat Case


Instructions to Authors

About the Journal
Cartographic Perspectives is the open-access journal of NACIS, published 3 times per year. Featuring peer-reviewed research, tutorials, book reviews, novel map designs, and more, CP is devoted to the study and practice of cartography in all its diversity. To submit your work, or to learn more, visit


Free and Fair
CP is published under a unique “free-and-fair” model: all content is made available to the public under a Creative Commons license, and authors retain copyright on their submissions. We believe this model is the best way to help our community share knowledge.


While an issue is in preparation, we publish individual articles online as soon as they’re ready. Visit to see the latest content, without waiting!

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