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UIUC holds numerous print and electronic journals on the subjects of cartography, remote sensing, geographic information science, history of cartography, and map librarianship. The format varies; some will be available only as full-text online, others only printed, while others will be a mix of the two. You can search for journals through Online Research Resources (ORR), online catalog, or Online Journals and Databases. The journals listed here are only a sampling of UIUC's serial offerings.

 

Full-Text Electronic Journals by Subject

Please note that you will need a valid UIUC NetID or be on a UIUC computer to access most of the journals linked to below.

 

Cartography     History of Cartography     Geographic Information Science (GIS)     Map Librarianship     Remote Sensing     Indices and Abstracts

 

Cartography

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (CaGIS) Available online 1999-current and in print 1999-current. (Formerly The American Cartographer. Available only in print 1974-1989.)
"A scholarly journal devoted to extending cartographic methodology. Publishes original research papers on traditional cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and other digital mapping technologies. Content also includes technical notes, bibliographies of current literature, and reviews of books and software. Special theme-oriented issues are published periodically. This is the official journal of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)."

Cartography Available in print 1954-2002 and on CD-ROM for 2003. (Merged with The Australian Surveyor [available 1928-1993] and continued as Journal of Spatial Science [available 2004-current].)

Cartographic Perspectives Available online 1989-current and in print 1993-2010.
"Cartographic Perspectives is an international journal devoted to the study and practice of cartography in all its diversity."

ACSM Bulletin (aka American Congress on Surveying & Mapping Bulletin) Available online 1989-1996. Some additional volumes are available in print.
"The ACSM Bulletin is a bi-monthly professional magazine published by ACSM to inform the public about current developments taking place within the geospatial community. The magazine covers topics ranging from land surveying to height modernization; from cartography to GIS and LIS; from the national cadastre to flood mapping and the standardization of geographic data; and from LIDAR, CORS, GPS, and satellites to exploring the universe."

Cartography and Geographic Information Science Available online 1999-current. (Formerly Cartography and geographic information systems, available online 1997-1999. Formerly The American Cartographer., available in print 1974-1989.)
"A scholarly journal devoted to extending cartographic methodology. Publishes original research papers on traditional cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and other digital mapping technologies. Content also includes technical notes, bibliographies of current literature, and reviews of books and software. Special theme-oriented issues are published periodically. This is the official journal of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)."

Bulletin of the Society of Cartographers Available only in print 1992-2010. (Formerly The Bulletin of the Society of University Cartographers. Available in print 1970-1991.)

Cartographica Available online 1997-current with a six-month delay. Also available in print 1980-2005. (Formerly Canadian Cartographer. Available in print 1967-1979)
"Cartographica delivers in-depth research and writings covering a wide range of cartographic studies including the production, design, use and cognitive understanding of maps, the history of maps and Geographical Information Systems."

The Cartographic Journal Available online 1964-current.
"The Cartographic Journal...is an established peer reviewed journal of record and comment containing authoritative articles and international papers on all aspects of cartography, the science and technology of presenting, communicating and analysing spatial relationships by means of maps and other geographical representations of the Earth's surface. This includes coverage of related technologies where appropriate, for example, remote sensing, geographical information systems (GIS), the internet and global positioning systems. The Journal also publishes articles on social, political and historical aspects of cartography."

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History of Cartography

The Portolan Available only in print 1984-current.
"Published regularly three times per year– Spring, Fall and Winter. It is the only journal of its kind published in the Americas focusing on the history of cartography, map collecting, and cartography ...The contents comprise a rich mix of cartographic interest."

Mapline Available only in print 1976-current (with delay).
Published by The Newberry Library. "Mapline is a subscription newsletter devoted to reporting timely events in the study of the history of cartography. It functions as a bulletin to announce recent acquisitions to the cartographic collections at the Newberry, and to keep readers informed of the center’s work, publications, and sponsored events. The newsletter also contains brief reports on conferences, exhibitions, and societies and lectures beyond the Newberry."

Map Collector's Series Available only in print 1963-1975. (Ceased publication)
The series' aim was "stimulating interest in and [to] publish material on early printed maps, atlases, cartographers, etc." The series does not have a cumulative index. Fortunately, librarian Paula Dryburg compiled an index online while serving with Oxford's Bodleian Library.

The Map Collector Available only in print 1979-1996. Continued as Mercator's World.
Published quarterly in the United Kingdom. It focused on the history of cartography, collecting antique maps, and cartographic ephemera.

Mercator's World Available online 1999-2003.
"A bimonthly journal covering the exploration, discovery, and mapping of the world, including earth, sea, and space. Focuses on modern and historic achievements in cartography, geography, oceanography, cosmography, and astronomy, as well as adventure travel."

Imago Mundi Available online from multiple databases with dates ranging from 1997-current. Available in print 1935-2011.
"Imago Mundi is the only English-language scholarly periodical devoted exclusively to the history of pre-modern maps, mapping, and map-related ideas from anywhere in the world...All articles represent original research, are refereed, and are well illustrated (recent volumes have included color plates). Since 1977 each volume has contained a full complement of scholarly aids in the form of book reviews, bibliography, and chronicles."

Antique Map Price Record and Handbook (AMPR) Available in print 1993-2000. No longer produced in print. Now available online from OldMaps.com. Limited information is available without a subscription.
"Has approximately 200,000 pricing records from dealers and auction houses."

Newsletter of The London Topographical Society Available in print 1990-current (with a delay).
Published twice a year. The newsletter includes "articles and pieces of original research about London topography, news about the Society (future publications, date and location of AGM, etc), news of forthcoming exhibitions and lectures, and reviews of London-related books."

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Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Surveying and land information systems: Journal of American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Available in print 1991-2001. (Formerly Surveying and mapping: Quarterly publication of American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Available in print 1941-1988.)

Surveying and land information science : Journal of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping Available in print 2002-2011. (Formerly Surveying and land information systems: Journal of American Congress on Surveying and Mapping)

International journal of geographical information science (IJGIS) Available online 1997-current. Also available in print 1997-2008 and 1987-1996.
IJGIS "strives to provide a forum for the exchange of original ideas, techniques, approaches, techniques, approaches & experiences in the rapidly growing field of geographical information science."

Illinois GIS Notes Available in print at the Map Library 1989-1999 and 2000-2008. Also available online if you are an ILGISA member.
Newsletter of the Illinois GIS Association.

GeoWorld Magazine
"GeoWorld magazine offers a wealth of knowledge through features, news and commentary covering the geospatial industry. GeoWorld covers local and federal government, emergency management, infrastructure, natural resource management, industry trends and innovations and much more." Click "current issue" in the upper left corner of the page to see the latest issue. Digital subscriptions are free. Back issues are available online going back to May 2009.

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (CAGIS) Available online 1999-current. Available in print 1999-current. (Formerly The American Cartographer. Available in print 1974-1989.)
"A scholarly journal devoted to extending cartographic methodology. Publishes original research papers on traditional cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and other digital mapping technologies. Content also includes technical notes, bibliographies of current literature, and reviews of books and software. Special theme-oriented issues are published periodically. This is the official journal of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)."

ArcNews Available freely online 1999-current.
"ArcNews is a news magazine published quarterly for the Esri user community and for others interested in mapping and geographic information system (GIS) technology. It contains material of interest to Business professionals, planners, foresters, scientists, cartographers, academicians, geographers, engineers, and others who use spatial information."

ArcUser Available freely online 1998-current.
"ArcUser...provides practical, technical information on how GIS is used and how to use Esri software most effectively. Its audience includes GIS managers, GIS developers, GIS technicians, and those who use GIS to improve business processes or perform research. In addition to tutorials, articles on emerging and converging technologies, the magazine includes articles on how GIS is used in various industries and resources for learning more about GIS and Esri software."

ArcWatch Available freely online 2006-current.
Includes "stories about real-world applications of GIS, technical tips on how to use Esri software, interviews with GIS thought leaders, [and] cartographic advice."

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Map Librarianship

Bulletin of The Special Libraries Association, Geography and Map Division Available in print 1947-1997. (Ceased publication)
"The Geography and Map Division was one of the 25 subject divisions within the SLA until 2003, when it officially became a section of the Social Science Division.  The Geography and Map Division was established in 1941 to encompass all aspects of the production, procurement, processing, and utilization of geographic and cartographic materials and includes the professions of geography and map librarianship."

base line: Newsletter of the Map & Geospatial Information Round Table, American Library Association Available online 1999-present. Print volumes available 1980-present.
"base line is an official publication of the American Library Association’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT). The purpose of base line is to provide current information on cartographic materials, other publications of interest to map and geography librarians, meetings, related governmental activities, and map librarianship."

Coordinates: Online Journal of the Map & Geography Round Table, American Library Association (aka Map & Geospatial Information Round Table)
"Coordinates is an online serial publication. Contributions are published irregularly in the order received. We seek articles on a wide range of subjects relating to maps and GIS. Our target audience is primarily users and curators of maps. Appropriate subjects for articles include map and GIS librarianship, history of cartography, mapcataloging and bibliography, map reading and interpretation, new developments in online mapping, and other subjects of interest to a broad spectrum of cartographically literate readers."

Meridian (Map & Geography Round Table, American Library Association) Available 1989-1999.
"A multi-disciplinary, scholarly journal devoted to the study of the design, production, use, storage and retrieval, and history of information recorded in the cartographic format."

Journal of Map & Geography Libraries Available online 2004-present. Print volumes available 2004-2007.
"The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: Advances in Geospatial Information, Collections & Archives publishes international research on the collecting, organization, and utilization of geographic and cartographic materials and information."

Bulletin of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Available online 1988, 1991-1995, 1997, and 1999-2011. Available in print 1974-2011.
"The Bulletin is the scholarly journal of the ACMLA. It is published triannually, with Winter, Spring / Summer and Fall issues."

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Remote Sensing

Photogrammetric engineering and remote sensing Available in print 1934-current and online.
"The official journal for imaging and geospatial information science and technology. Included in the journal on a regular basis are a Highlight Article, the popular columns “Grids & Datums” and “Mapping Matters”, and peer reviewed scientific papers."

Earth Observation Magazine Available archived online 1995-2005 except 2002. Missing some issues in 2001 and 2003 as well. No longer published.
"EOM, a monthly publication in print from 1992 until 2005, revealed the techniques and benefits of remote sensing technologies for practitioners in governmental, natural resources and commercial enterprises. EOM provided coverage of developments with satellite imagery, digital aerial photography, digital topographic datasets and more."

Remote Sensing of Environment Available online 1969 to current.
"Remote Sensing of Environment serves the remote sensing community with the publication of results on theory, science, applications and technology of remote sensing of Earth resources and environment. Thoroughly interdisciplinary, this journal publishes on terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric sensing."

International Journal of Remote Sensing Available online 1980 to current.
"The International Journal of Remote Sensing is concerned with the science and technology of remote sensing and the applications of remotely sensed data in all major disciplines. Principal topics are: data collection, analysis, interpretation and display; surveying from space, air and water platforms; sensors; image processing; use of remotely sensed data; economic surveys and cost-benefit analyses."

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Available online 1989 to current.
"ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS) is the official journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)."

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Indexes and Abstracts

Web of Science
Part of Thomas Reuters' Web of Knowledge site. "Web of Science offers a true cited reference index, which is still the best tool for discovery and the only method of retrieving accurate citation counts. Trace a particular research forward in time or backward in time to see how works grow and develop in a focused area of research using the only true cited reference index."

Current Geographical Publications
"Current Geographical Publications (CGP) has been a non-profit service to the scholarly community since it was initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society. Beginning in 2006, the format has been changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals."

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