AutoCarto 2012

The Cartographic and Geographic Information Society is proud to present this permanent record of AutoCarto 2012, the 19th International Research Symposium on Computer-based Cartography, Columbus, Ohio, USA, September 16-18, 2012.

Sarah E. Battersby, AutoCarto 2012 Conference Chair

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[Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial]. (2012, September). [Conference paper title]. Paper presented at AutoCarto 2012, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Retrieved from

Asterisks denote papers published in Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Vol. 40, No. 4. These papers are accessible online from Taylor and Francis at

Measuring and monitoring long term disaster recovery using remote sensing: A case study of post Katrina New Orleans by Reginald S. Archer

Challenges in collecting, using, and representing geospatial data for emergency response by Sarah Battersby, Michael E. Hodgson, Bruce A. Davis, Shufan Liu, and Leanne Sulewski

A performance profiling strategy for high-performance map re-projection of coarse-scale spatial raster data by Babak Behzad, Yan Liu, Eric Schook, Michael Finn, David Mattli, and Shaowen Wang

* Towards task-oriented on-the-fly generalization of point data using spatial indexes by Pia Bereuter and Robert Weibel

Challenges in supporting extraction of knowledge about environmental objects and events from geosensor data by Susanne Bleisch, Matt Duckham, Allison Kealy, Kai-Florian Richter, Stephan Winter, Stuart Kininmonth, Alex Kippel, Patrick Laube, Jarod Lyon, David Medyckyj-Scott, and Tim Wark

* Multiscale design for The National Map of the United States: Roads, Populated places, boundaries, and landcover by Cynthia Brewer, Lawrence Stanislawski, Barbara Buttenfield, Paulo Raposo, Kevin Sparks, and Michael Howard

An alternative framework for managing and mapping space-time data by Aileen Buckley

Cartographic education in geomatics curriculum by Otakar Čerba, Václav Čada, Martina Vichrová, Karel Jedlička, Karel Janečka, Jakub Šilhavý, and Jan Ježek

Cartographic visualization of temporal aspects of spatial data by Otakar Čerba, and Klára Brašnová

Cartographic styles between traditional and original (towards a cartographic style model) by Sidonie Christophe

Landscape analyses of selected archaeological sites in western Mongolia by Daniel G. Cole and Catherine (Ke) Chen

Conflicts in neogeography maps by Tanmoy Das, Corne P.J.M. van Elzakker, and Menno-Jan Kraak

Evaluating implicit visualization of geographic uncertainty for public policy decision support by Stephanie Deitrick

A raster-based neighborhood model for evaluating complexity in dynamic maps by Michael DuBois

Determining the size of Wyoming: The integration of different types of databases, coordinate errors, and geometric position by William J. Gribb and Lawrence M. Ostresh

* Data Mining of Collaboratively Collected Geographic Crime Information Using an Unsupervised Neural Network Approach by Julian Hagenauer, Marco Helbich, Michael Leitner, Jerry Ratcliffe, and Spencer Chainey

Characterizing the quality of a navigator’s route by Michael Hendricks

Orthoimage or map visualization in use of geoportals by Charlotte Hoarau

Recycling cartographic masterworks: Challenges in adapting example-based texture synthesis for panoramic map creation by Helen Jenny and Bernhard Jenny

* Blending world map projections by Bernhard Jenny and Tom Patterson

An agent-based approach to point-feature label placement by Hyeyoung Kim and Ningchuan Xiao

Mapping social relationships across space and time by Caglar Koylu

What do we know about the space time cube from a cartographic and usability perspective? by Irma Kveladze and Menno-Jan Kraak

* Improving river network completion under absence of height samples using geometry-based induced terrain approaches by Tsz-Yam Lau and W. Randolph Franklin

* Landcover Data to Derive Related Ancillary Variables for Dasymetric Modeling by Stefan Leyk, Barbara Buttenfield, Nicholas Nagle, and Alexander K. Stum

ExoMars Rover localization and topographic mapping: Pre-launch pancam modeling and accuracy assessment by Rongxing Li, Ding Li, Xuelian Meng, Andrew Coates, Jan-Peter Muller, Andrew Griffiths, Gerhard Paar, and Jurgen Oberst

Geospatial Modeling of Urban Landscape Changes through an Agent-based Approach by Ting Liu and Xiaojun Yang

The impact of aggregation effects and spatial non-stationarity on migration models and mapping outcomes by Galen Maclaurin, Stefan Leyk, and Lori M. Hunter

Do stereoscopic displays improve learning in introductory physical geography classes? by Dave McDermott, Terry Slocum, Alan Halfen, Travis White, Dan Hirmas, Stephen Egbert, Paul Atchley, William Johnson, and Aaron Gilbreath

Are indoor positioning systems mature for cartographic tasks: Evaluating the performance of a commercial indoor positioning system by Terje MidtbØ, Alexander S. Nossum, and Robert Nordan

The scope of analytical cartography and its relationship to GIScience by Harold Moellering

Neogeography map users and uses by Corne P.J.M. van Elzakker, Mosa and Moseme

Using Ontology Based Knowledge Discovery in Location Based Services by Ali Mousavi

Beyond Biased: Exploring the relationship between map design style and map reader persuasion by Ian Muehlenhaus

Maintaining detail and color definition when integrating color and grayscale rasters by Rajinder Nagi

Automation and Visualization in Geographic Immersive Virtual Environments by Thomas J. Pingel and Keith C. Clarke

Using volunteers to update the National Map of the USGS by Barbara Poore, Eric Wolf, and Greg Matthews

* The space oblique conic projection by Liucheng Ren, Keith C. Clarke and Chenghu Zhou

WikiGIS : Collaborative production of spatial knowledge and data by Stéphane Roche and Robert D. Feick

3D Modeling of an Inca Site with Fine-scale Terrestrial LiDAR by Boleslo E. Romero

International map year by Bengt Rystedt and Ferjan Ormeling

Cartograms for non-political redistricting by Alan Saalfeld

Voronoi methods for spatial selection by Alan Saalfeld

Evaluation of use of 3D maps to virtual navigation by Marcio Augusto Reolon Schmidt, Luciene Stamato Delazari, and Andre Luiz de Alencar Mendonca

Support vector machines for landscape mapping for remote sensor imagery by Dee Shi and Xiaojun Yang

Methods for cartographic visualization of linguistic data in support of area formation dialectology by Pius Sibler, Robert Weibel, Elvira Glaser, and Gabriela Bart

Thinking inside the box: mapping the microstructure of urban environments (and why it matters) by Seth E. Spielman

Automated metric assessment of line simplification in humid landscapes by Lawrence Stanislawski, Paulo Raposo, Michael Howard, and Barbara Buttenfield

Effects of generalization on DEM resolution by Andrew Stauffer, Barbara Buttenfield, and Larry Stanislawski

Representation of Terrain Data Using Mathematical “Drill” Operator by Christopher Stuetzle and W. Randolph Franklin

Accommodating data reliability in determining map classes: A heuristic approach by Min Sun, David W. Wong, and Barry Kronenfeld

A hybrid geospatial simulation model for moving objects by George Technitis and Robert Weibel

Research and Development Agenda Supporting the Census Bureau’s Geographic Support System Initiative by Timothy Trainor

* Mapping Social Activities and Concepts with Social Media (Twitter) and Web Search Engines (Yahoo and Bing): A Case Study in U.S. Presidential Election. by Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Juei-An Yang, Daniel Lusher, Dipak Gupta, Jean Gawron, Brian Spitzberg, and An Li

Topographic triple data predicate semantics by Dalia Varanka

Analysis of web-usage statistics to evaluate the effectiveness of online maps for community outreach by Howard Veregin and AJ Wortley

Reconstructing historic glacier states based on terrestrial oblique photographs by Samuel Wisemann, Ladina Steiner, Claudio Bozzini, and Lorenz Hurni

Land Gain in Northern Sri Lanka by Jayanthi Wijesekera, Atula Senaratne, and Jagath Gunatilake

Aggregating data quality metrics for item level metadata by Eric Wolf

On the new generation of digital mini-atlases by Alexander Wolodtschenko

Does cartography still exist? by László Zentai

* Multiple view geovisualization of tourist activities in space and time at different scales by Jinfeng Zhao, Pip Forer, Qian Sun, and David Simmons

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