Keeping up with Cartography/GIS journal literature
Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for Cartography or GIS? And do you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's, you can download and read the articles you want from the journals for which we have subscriptions.
You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's also available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.
The ACSM was founded in June 1941 and is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization whose goal is to advance the sciences of surveying and mapping and related fields, in furtherance of the welfare of those who use and make maps. ACSM also encourages the development of educational programs and supports publications that represent the professional and technical interests of surveying and mapping. The society is comprised of four independently incorporated Member Organizations which include more than 5000 surveyors, cartographers, geodesist, and other spatial data information related professionals from private industry, government, and academia throughout the world.
ANZMapS, the Australian and New Zealand Map Society Incorporated, promotes all aspects of cartography to a wide range of potential users. ANZMapS was created from the merger in March 2009, of the Australian Map Circle (formed 1973) and New Zealand Map Society (formed 1977). It is dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps.
The Canadian Cartographic Association was founded with the aims of promoting interest in maps and related cartographic materials; furthering the understanding and knowledge of maps by encouraging research and in the field of cartography, both historical and current; providing for the exchange of ideas and information and for the discussion of mutual concerns, through meetings and by publications; and advancing education in cartography and in the use of maps.
The mission of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society is to support research, education and practice to improve the understanding of, creation, analysis and use of maps and geographic information to support effective decision-making and improve the quality of life.
This specialty group within the Association says that their mission is "to encourage cartographic research, promote education in cartography and map use, and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information about cartography, promote interest in and correct utilization of maps and other cartographic products, promote and facilitate the cartographer's role within the geographic profession, promote and coordinate activities and directions with other professional organizations involved with cartography."
The web site contains useful information about cartography and a Cartographic Links page to other Geography programs, cartographic organizations and even data.
The International Map Year (IMY) was a worldwide celebration of maps and their unique role in our world. Some of the reasons for IMY was to make maps visible to citizens and school children in a global context; demonstrate how maps and atlases can be used in society; show how information technology can be used in getting geographic information and producing one’s own maps and show the necessity of a sustainable development of geographic information infrastructures.
NACIS is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community. Membership includes people from North and Central America and well individuals representing cartographic associations around the world.
They aim was to support and encourage all those involved in the production of maps. By providing information and opportunities to contact, meet and exchange views and techniques, they hoped to support and encourage those involved in all aspects of mapmaking and maintain a high standard of cartographic illustration. The organization ended in 2019.