Carter, James R, Computer Mapping:  Progress in '80s, Association of American Geographers Resource Paper, 1984.


Heck, L. et. al., Delaware Place Names, U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 1245, 1966.


Orth, Donald, Editor. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 567, 1967. (supervised production and contributor)


Articles, Chapters, Conference Proceedings:


"Commentary on Mason's 'Spatial Variability of Radioactivity in the United States," Professional Geographer, Vol. 24, (Feb. 1972), 77-80.


"An Exercise in Map Generalization," Papers of the 27th Annual Meeting, Southeastern Division, Association of American Geographers, Vol. 2 (1972), 21-24.


"Simple Systems when Simplicity is Desired:  Mapping the Format Statements in Regional Analysis," Proceedings of the Fall Meeting, 1973, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 289-296.


"Application of the Intecolor 8000 CRT to Thematic Cartography," with David J. Icove, Computer Graphics, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Summer 1976), 163-166.


"What Should be Included in a Cartography Program?  Report of a Discussion by Geographer - Cartographers."  The American Cartographer, Vol. 3 (October 1976), 117-122.


"Tennessee Sunshine:  An Examination of Solar Energy," with Timothy D. Banker. The Tennessee Conservationist, Vol. XLII, (August 1976), 17-19.


"A Graph to Determine Sun Elevation and Position for Tennessee," with Timothy D. Banker.  The Tennessee Conservationist, Vol. XLIV, (May/June 1978), ii-iii.


"Computer Mappers and Map Librarians - Can They Help Each Other?"  Bulletin, Geography and Map Division, Special Libraries Association, No. 113, (Sept. 1978), 49-64.


"Letter Concerning the Paper 'Global Cooling'", Climatic Change, Vol. 1  (1978), 383-385.


"The Cartography-Remote Sensing Interface from the Viewpoint of a Geographical Cartographer," Remote Sensing of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Vol. V, No. 3 (July 1978), 42-50.


"Two Maps--Many Images," Proceedings of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 39th Annual Meeting, 1979, 153-159.


"Thematic Mapping on Low-Resolution Color CRT-Terminals," The Harvard Library of Computer Graphics, Mapping Collection, Vol. 9, Computer Graphics Hardware, 1979, pp. 35-40 and 40d.


"The Cartographic Potential of Low-Cost Color Computer Graphics Systems,"   Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer-Assisted Cartography:  Auto-Carto IV, Vol. II, 1979, pp. 364-371.


"Non-Academic Interests in Automated Cartography," Proceedings of the American Society of Photogrammetry, 46th Annual Meeting, March 1980, pp. 495-500.


"The Added Dimension of Geographic Data," Proceedings, 1980 Annual Conference, Association of Computer Machinery, 1980, pp. 17-18.


"Bringing the Digital Elevation Model Into the Classroom," Technical Proceedings of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 43rd Annual  Meeting, 1983, pp. 474-482.


"Microcomputers and Mapping," pp. 55-56 and "Organizations and Literature on Automated Mapping," pp. 60-62 in The American Cartographer, Vol. 11, Special  Issue:  U.S. National Report to ICA, 1984.


"Using the SAS-GRAPH Product for the Display of Environmental Matrices," with Robert A. Muenchen, 9th Annual SAS User's Group International Conference Proceedings, 1984, pp. 263-268.


"SAS/GRAPH Mapping Capabilities and Cartographic Education," with Grady B. Meehan,  Austra-Carto One Technical Papers, 1984, pp. 259-275.


"Curricula Standards, Certification, and other Possibilities in Cartographic Education," Technical Proceedings of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 45th Annual Meeting, 1985, pp. 2-7.


"Cartographic Interests in Continuing Education," junior author with Meehan and Reinhart, Technical Papers, 1986 ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention, Vol. 1,  pp. 293-297.


"The Joint ACSM/ASPRS Education Committee and Continuing Education," Technical Papers, 1986 ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention, Vol. 1, 277-280.


"Classless Choropleth Mapping with Millions of Colors:  A Developmental System,"  with Carolyn Bolton and Elizabeth Wood,  Proceedings, AutoCarto 8,  1987,  431-436.


"Defining Cartography as a Profession"   Bulletin, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, No. 109,  August  1987, 23-26.


"Evaluating the 1:250,000 DEM for use in a Geographic Information System for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,Proceedings, International Geographic Information Systems Conference,  Crystal City, VA,  November 1987, Vol. II, 43-50.


"A Typology of Geographic Information Systems,"   Technical Papers 1988 ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention,  St. Louis, MO., Vol. 5 - GIS,  207-215.


"Digital Representations of Topographic Surfaces:  An Overview,"  Technical Papers 1988 ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention,  St. Louis, MO., Vol. 5 - GIS,  54-60.


"The Map Reading Environment:  A Significant Factor in Cartographic Design,The American Cartographer,  Vol. 15, No. 4, Oct. 1988, 379-85.


"Digital Representations of Topographic Surfaces,Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing,  Vol. 54, No. 11, Nov. 1988,  1577-80.


"What Employers in the Surveying and Mapping Sciences Want in Persons Entering the Job Market, and How They See Those Needs Changing in the Near Future,"  with R. G. Moynihan, Surveying and Mapping., Vol. 48  Dec. 1988, 285-92.


"Relative Errors Identified in USGS Gridded DEMs,AutoCarto 9 Proceedings, Baltimore, Maryland,  April 1989, 255-265.


"On Defining the Geographic Information System,"  in William J. Ripple (ed.), 1989, Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems: A Compendium.    Bethesda, MD: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, 3-7.


"Evaluating the Quality and Accuracy of Gridded Digital Elevation Models,Proceedings, 14th International Cartographic Association Conference, Budapest, Hungary,  August 1989  (never published in paper format but available on microfiche).


"ICA and FIG meet In Hungary," Bulletin, ACSM, Dec. 1989, pp. 16, 18.


"Some Effects of Spatial Resolution in the Calculation of Slope Using the Spatial Derivative,"  Proceedings, ASPRS/ACSM Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March 1990, Vol. 1, pp. 43-52.


"U. S. Participation in the Fourteenth Technical Conference of the International Cartographic Association,Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1 (April 1990), 169-171.


"Natural Resource Management and Research in Great Smoky Mountains National Park,"  by C.R. Parker, K. Langdon, J.R. Carter, S.C.Nodvin, and H. Barrett,  Proceedings, Resource Technology 90, Second International Symposium on Advanced Technology in Natural Resource Management, Washington, DC,  pp. 254 - 263.


"Using Digital Elevation Models to Improve Vegetation Classification with Landsat TM Imagery,"  junior author with J. C. Rennie,  X. Liu,  and  J. B. Rehder.   Pacific Rim Forestry--Bridging the World:  Proceedings of the 1991 Society of American Foresters National Convention, San Francisco, August 1991,  pp. 548-549.


"Shared Databases: Needs, Desires and Expectations," Illinois GIS and Mapnotes, Vol. 11, No. 1, (Spring 1992), pp. 27 - 33.


"The Effect of Data Precision on the Calculation of Slope and Aspect Using Gridded DEMs," Cartographica, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Spring 1992), pp. 22 - 34.


"Perspective on Sharing Data in Geographic Information Systems," Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. LVIII, No. 11 (November 1992), pp. 1557-1560.


"Weather Maps on Television in the U.S.A.,"  Proceedings, 16th International Cartographic Conference, Cologne, 1993, Vol. 1, pp. 244-54.


"The Many Dimensions of Map and Spatial Data Use In the Context of Electronic Atlases," Proceedings of the Seminar on Electronic Atlases, Eotvos Lorand University,Visegrad, Hungary, April 27 - 29, 1993, pp. 29-33.


"The Use of Maps and Satellite Imagery in the Weather Presentations on Television,"  Illinois GIS and Mapnotess, Fall 1994, pp. 2-6.


"Infrastructure in a GIS Context and Spatial Data Infrastructure,"  Illinois GIS and Mapnotes, Fall 1994, pp. 24-29.


"Cartographic Visualization in the Atmospheric Sciences," Proceedings of the 17th International Cartographic Conference, Barcelona, 1995, Vol. 2, pp. 1631-1639.


"Television Weather Broadcasts:  Animated Cartography Aplenty," Proceedings of the Seminar on Teaching Animated Cartography, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, August 30-September 1, 1995, pp. 41-44.


“The Role of Maps in Geographic Information Systems,” Proceedings I, Conference on GIS Frontiers in Business and Science, Brno, Czech Republic, April 20-24, 1996,  pp. III-28 - 32.


“Spatial Data Use in Cartography,” Proceedings, IV Congreso Internacional De Ciencias De La Tierra, Santiago, Chile, 5 - 9 Augosto, 1996, pp. 255-260.


"Session 4 - Map Use and Children," Proceedings of the seminar on Cognitive Maps, Children and Education in Cartography, held at Gifu Perfectural Library, Gifu, Japan, November 8-10, 1996, p. 135.


“Maps for Children on the World Wide Web,”  Proceedings of the Seminar on Cognitive Map, Children and Education in Cartography, held at Gifu Prefectural Library, Gifu, Japan, November 8-10, 1996.  pp. 147-159


“In Memoriam: Richard E. Dahlberg (1928-1996),” Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall 1997. p. 117.


Weather Map Presentations in Mass Media in the United States,” in Wolfgang Scharfe (ed.) Proceedings, International Conference on Mass Media Maps: Approaches, Results, Social Impact. Berliner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, 1997, Reihe C Kartographie, 16. pp. 89-100.


“Introducing the Special Issue on Map Use,” (with Ute Dymon) Cartographic Perspectives, No. 28, Fall 1997, pp. 1-3.


"Uses, Users, and Use Environments of Television Maps," Cartographic Perspectives, No. 30, Spring 1998, pp. 18-37.


"Cartographic Education as a Foundation for Atmospheric Science Study, Proceedings, 19th International Cartographic Conference, Ottawa ICA 1999, Section 4, pp. 149-156.


"Web-based Maps in Support of Teaching Weather and Physical Geography," Proceedings of the Workshop on Maps and the Internet, Journal of South China Normal University (Natural Science Edition), July 2001, pp. 65-73.


"Map Use in Secure Web-based Instructional Environments," Proceedings, The 20th International Cartographic Conference, Beijing, China, 2001, pp. 2397-2405


"Having Students Create Web Pages Rather Than Write Papers" (Abstract only)  Conference at Southwest Texas State University, May 2003


"Creating and Evaluating High Resolution DEMs for an Urban Environment from Digital Cartographic Products, " (with Dibyajyoti Tripathy),  Proceedings, The 21stInternational Cartographic Conference, Durban, South Africa, 2003


"Teaching Choropleth Map Concepts With The Web," Proceedings, Conference on Geographic Education, Glasgow, Scotland, 2004


"Cartography is Alive (Thank God!)," Cartographic Perspectives, No. 49, Fall 2004, pp. 4-9.


"Assessing Two Approaches to a Way Finding Task Using a Mobile Device," Dan Armich with Joaquim Vila-Ruiz, J.R. Carter and Billy B. L. Lim.  Proceedings, International Cartographic Conference, A Coruna, Spain 2005, on CD, Theme 12, Session 4, 7 pages.


The Many Dimensions of Map Use, Proceedings, International Cartographic Conference, A Coruna, Spain 2005, on CD, Theme 12, Session 3, 9 pages.


Dora the Explorer: Preschool Geographic Educator, Journal of Geography, No. 107, 2008, pp. 77-86.


Unusual Ice Formations: Studying the Natural Growths of Ice from Soils, Stems, Branches, and Rocks, Weatherwise, Vol. 62, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2009, pp. 34-40.

Map: TV Character and Visual Representation of Space”, Proceedings, International Cartographic Conference, Santiago, Chile 2009, on CD, Theme 29, paper 4, 10 pages.

Carter, James R. and Richard A. Kohrs, 2011, Recognition of Six-hourly Global Maps of Ice, Temperature and Clouds - Real-time and 10-year Archive Proceedings, International Cartographic Conference, Paris, France, July 2011. Abstract: P-109

Carter, James R. and Mariana Diaz-Wionczek, 2011,  "Geographic Education for Preschoolers: The Dora the Explorer Contribution,"  Research in Geographic Education, Vol. 13, No 1, 2011, pp. 35-49.

Carter, James R. 2013. “Flowers and Ribbons of Ice”  American Scientist, Vol 101, No. 5, (Sept-Oct 2013) 360-69.   Reprinted with some revision as: 


Les fleurs et les rubans de glace”  Pour La Science, No. 434 (December 2013)  20-27.


Blüten und Bänder aus Eis”  Spektrum der Wissenschaft (January 2014)  36-45.


La belleza de las flores de hielo”  Investigacion y Ciencia, No. 459 (December 2014)  52-61.  


Carter,  James R. 2015. “Chroma Key” in Cartography in the Twentieth Century,  History of Cartography, Volume 6.  Ed: Mark Monmonier.  The University of Chicago Press, 225-6.


Carter,  James R. and Karel Kriz. 2015. “Customization of Maps” in Cartography in the Twentieth Century,  History of Cartography, Volume 6.  Ed: Mark Monmonier.  The University of Chicago Press, 292-4.


Carter,  James R. 2015. “Television and Maps” in Cartography in the Twentieth Century,  History of Cartography, Volume 6.  Ed: Mark Monmonier.  The University of Chicago Press, 1488-90.


Carter,  James R. 2015. “Weather Map” in Cartography in the Twentieth Century,  History of Cartography, Volume 6.  Ed: Mark Monmonier.  The University of Chicago Press, 1744-50.


Carter, James R. 2017, “Weather Maps,” in Mapping Across Academia, Stan Brunn and Martin Dodge, eds.  Springer, 145-67.


Carter, James R., 2019, “Language of the Weather Map”, in S. D. Brunn and R. Kehrein (Des.), Handbook of the Changing World Language Map


On-line Presentations featuring Carter on Ice

Eve Christian of ICI RADIO-CANADA.CA worked with me to put together a web page of similar photos entitled "Des fleurs, des cheveux et des aiguilles de glace" in support of her radio program on January 2014. 


Dalia Ventura of BBC Mundo worked with me and others to produce Un océano florecido y otras fenomenales sorpresas de hielo airing Domingo, 23 de marzo de 2014

Joanna Klein of New York Times, Trilobite, worked with me to produce Find an Ice Flower Before It Melts airing March 1, 2016



Review of William Withington, Kentucky in Maps.  Published in The American Cartographer (Oct. 1983), Vol. 10, No. 2, 170-171.


"Geography Scramble," Microcomputer Software Review in Journal of Geography, (March-April 1984), Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 88-89.


Review of U.S.Geological Survey, Digital Cartographic Data Standards, USGS Circular 985.  Published in Professional Geographer, Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 1985), pp. 241-2.


Review of M.S. Monmonier, Technological Transition in Cartography.  Published in Geographical Review, Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan. 1986), 112-113.


Review of D. Unwin and J. Dawson, Computer Programming in Geography.  Published in The Professional Geographer, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Nov. 1986), 455.


Review of D. R. F. Taylor, ed., Education and Training in Contemporary Cartography.   Published in Journal of Geography, Vol. 85, No. 6, 1986, 277.


Software review with examples of the cartographic capabilities of "SAS/GRAPH," The American Cartographer, Vol. 14, No. 2  (April 1987), 164-169.


Software review with examples of the cartographic capabilities of "SPSS GRAPHICS," The American Cartographer, Vol. 14, No. 2  (April 1987), 169-175.


Review of M. L. Kavvas, ed., New Directions in Surface Water Modeling.   Published in Geo Info Systems, Nov/Dec 1991, 56.


Review of Stanley W. Trimble, Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country, CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group, 2013. Published in Illinois Geographer, Vol. 57, No. 2, Fall 2015, pp. 25-28