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Cartographic Perspectives Issue #101 Released

Date posted: June 15, 2023


Cartographic Perspectives #101

I’m pleased to announce a new issue of Cartographic Perspectives, the journal of NACIS. Reading through the archives over the past month or two has led me to contemplate my new role as the tenth editor of the journal and what that might mean for its future. I take seriously the question of how CP can reflect the NACIS community at large and, as that community confronts issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, how might CP continue to do so as well.

There is more to say and more to come with respect to the journal and some exciting initiatives we have planned; however, while those take shape, Issue 101 contains articles and research that will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. I look forward to serving our community in the months and years to come.

Jim Thatcher (he/him), Editor
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Front Matter

About the Cover


Letter from the Editor
Jim Thatcher

Letter from the Past-president
Patrick Kennelly

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Understanding Maps after Multimodal Literature: A New Taxonomy
Thomas Mantzaris

Multivalent Cartographic Accessibility: Tactile Maps for Collaborative Decision-Making
Harrison Cole

Practical Cartographer’s Corner

Improving Detail in Shaded Relief
Gene Trantham

Views on Cartographic Education

Ungrading for Cartographic Education: Reflections from Small Undergraduate Classes
Heather Rosenfeld


Review of Strata: William Smith’s Geological Maps
Christopher A. Badurek

Review of The Letchworth State Park Atlas: Exploring its Nature, History, and Tourism through Maps
Daniel G. Cole

Review of Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address
Russell S. Kirby

Review of Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address
Matthew Hampton

Review of Data Visualization for Design Thinking: Applied Mapping
Mike Wissner

Review of Emma Willard: Maps of History
Mark Monmonier


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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