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Cartographic Perspectives Issue #98 Released

Date posted: December 29, 2022


Cartographic Perspectives #98

Mapmakers of all stripes have probably at some point had to try to explain what cartography is to a non-map person in their lives. This journal has previously published articles that have contributed to this conversation about the nature of maps, and in this issue, we present another installment.

I hope that you will find this long-delayed issue of Cartographic Perspectives to have been worth the wait. Visit our website or click on the article titles below to read the latest from your cartographic peers.

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


Letter from the Editor
Amy Griffin

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Making Explicit What has Been Implicit: A Call for a Conceptual Theory of Cartography
Mark Denil

Moving Lightly over the Earth
Giovanni Spissu

Making Explicit the Implicit, Idealized Understanding of “Map” and “Cartography”: An Anti-Universalist Response to Mark Denil
Matthew H. Edney

Visual Fields

Making Maps by Hand
Heather Gabriel Smith


Review of Mapping an Atlantic World, Circa 1500
Jörn Seemann

Review of Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future: Kanaka Maoli and Critical Settler Cartographies in Hawai‘i
Daniel G. Cole

Review of Cartography: The Ideal and its History
Jack Swab

Review of Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada, Second Edition
Russell S. Kirby


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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