Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS) is the official publication of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS). In 2004, CaGIS became one of the three official journals of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). This distinction has allowed the Journal to expand its reach worldwide, with the benefits of including international submissions and inviting international participation in the editorial and review process of submissions to the International Cartographic Conference. The current Editor of CaGIS is Dr. Nicholas Chrisman.
Cartography and Geographic Information Science is included in Thomson Reuters' Current Contents/ Social and Behavioral Sciences® (CC/ S&BS) and Social Sciences Citation Index® (SSCI) accessed via the Web of Science®
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This free brochure was created by CaGIS Members for education and outreach efforts. This brochure provides a wealth of information for students and councilors who might be considering a career in mapping sciences.
CaGIS members can now access all back issues for free! The CaGIS journal has seen several transformations, from The American Cartographer (1974-1989) to Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (1990-1998) to Cartography and Geographic Information Science (1999-present). As the title has evolved, so has the content and reach of the journal.
From its inception, it has been known as a journal promoting the advancement of cartography in all its aspects. The journal has since expanded coverage to include papers that deal with all aspects of cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and geographic information science (GIScience), particularly those addressing the interface between cartography and GIScience. In 2004, CaGIS became one of the three official journals of the International Cartographic Association (ICA). With over 120 issues in 29 volumes, the CaGIS Archive Project is one of the major accomplishments of our Society.