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Robert Roth | Publications

Guest Edited Journal Issues

  1. Buckingham TMA and RE Roth. 2010. Second Special Digital Issue of Cartographic Perspectives 66. [open access]

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Dong W, H Liao, RE Roth, and S Wang. (accepted). Eye tracking to explore the potential of enhanced imagery basemaps in web mapping. The Cartographic Journal.
  2. Janicki J, G Guo, M Conway, R Donohue, and RE Roth. (accepted). Weevil Viewer: An interactive mapping application for geographic and phenological exploration of Wisconsin’s primitive weevils. The Journal of Maps.
  3. Roth RE. 2013. An empirically-derived taxonomy of interaction primitives for Interactive Cartography and Geovisualization. Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics. 19(12): 2356-2365. [pre-print]
  4. Robinson AC, S Pezanowski, S Troedson, R Bianchetti, J Blanford, J Stevens, E Guidero, RE Roth, and AM MacEachren. 2013. SymbolStore.og: A web-based platform for sharing map symbols. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 40(5): 415-426.
  5. Roth RE. 2013. Interactive Maps: What we know and what we need to know. The Journal of Spatial Information Science. 6: 59-115. [open-access]
  6. Roth RE, KS Ross, BG Finch, W Luo, and AM MacEachren. 2013. Spatiotemporal crime analysis in U.S. law enforcement agencies: Current practices and unmet needs. Government Information Quarterly. 30(3): 226-240. [pre-print]
  7. MacEachren AM, RE Roth, J O'Brien, B Li, D Swingley, and M Gahegan. 2012. Visual semiotics & uncertainty visualization: An empirical study. Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics. 18(2) 2496-2505. [pre-print]
  8. Roth RE. 2012. Cartographic Interaction Primitives: Framework and Synthesis. The Cartographic Journal. 49(4):376-395. [pre-print]
  9. Robinson AC, RE Roth, J Blanford, S Pezanowski, and AM MacEachren. 2012. Developing map symbol standards through an iterative collaboration process. Environment and Planning B. 39(6): 1034-1048. [pre-print]
  10. Murdock, MJ, RE Roth, and NV Maziekas. 2012. The Basic Ordnance Observational Management System: Geovisual analytics of improvised explosive device incidents. The Journal of Maps 8(1): 120-124. [open access]
  11. Robinson AC, RE Roth, and AM MacEachren. 2011. Designing a web-based learning portal for geographic visualization and analysis in public health. Health Informatics 17(3): 191-208. [open access]
  12. Roth RE, CA Brewer, and MZ Stryker. 2011. A typology of operators for maintaining legible map designs at multiple scales. Cartographic Perspectives 60: 29-64. [open access]
  13. Robinson AC, RE Roth, J Blanford, S Pezanowski, and AM MacEachren. 2011. A collaborative approach for developing map symbol standards. Procedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences 21: 93-102.
  14. Roth RE, BG Finch, JI Blanford, A Klippel, AC Robinson, and AM MacEachren. 2011. Card sorting for cartographic research and practice. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 38(2): 89-99. [pre-print]
  15. Robinson AC, RE Roth, and AM MacEachren. 2011. Understanding user needs for map symbol standards in emergency management. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 8(1): 33.
  16. Du P, A Lemkin, B Kluhsman, J Chen, RE Roth, AM MacEachren, C Meyers, JJ Zurlo, and EJ Lengerich. 2010. The roles of social domains, behavioral risk, health care resources, and chlamydia in spatial clusters of US cervical cancer mortality: Not all clusters are the same. Cancer Causes and Control. 211(10): 1669-1683.
  17. Roth RE, AW Woodruff, and ZF Johnson. 2010. Value-by-alpha Maps: An alternative technique to the cartogram. The Cartographic Journal. 47(2): 130-140. [pre-print]
  18. Roth RE. 2009. A qualitative approach for understanding the role of geographic information uncertainty during decision making. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 36(4): 315-330. [pre-print]
  19. Roth RE, J Van Den Hoek, AW Woodruff, A Erkenswick, E McGlynn, and J Przybylowski. 2009. The 21st Century Campus Map: Mapping the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Journal of Maps 5(1): 1-8. [open access]
  20. Roth RE. 2009. The impact of user expertise on geographic risk assessment under uncertain conditions. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 36(1): 29-43. [pre-print]
  21. Chen J, RE Roth, AT Naito, EJ Lengerich, and AM MacEachren. 2008. Enhancing spatial scan statistic interpretation with geovisual analytics: An analysis of US cervical cancer mortality. International Journal of Health Geographics 7: 57. [open access]
  22. Roth RE and M Harrower. 2008. Addressing map interface usability: Learning from the Lakeshore Nature Preserve Interactive Map. Cartographic Perspectives 60: 46-66. [open access]
  23. Roth RE. 2007. The use of remotely sensed imagery and GIS analysis for the automated detection of water infiltration in residential structures. AAG-Middle States Geographer 40: 123-132. [open access]
  24. Roth RE, AX Zhu, E Holbus, J Papez, and J Quan. 2006. An automated approach to site selection for ecological restoration in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Geographic Information Sciences 12(2): 98-105.

Refereed Full Conference Papers

  1. Roth RE. 2013. An empirically-derived taxonomy of interaction primitives for Interactive Cartography and Geovisualization. In: Proceedings of IEEE Information Visualization Conference. Atlanta, GA: October 15.
  2. MacEachren AM, RE Roth, J O’Brien, B Li, D Swingley, M Gahegan. 2012. Visual semiotics & uncertainty visualization: An empirical study. In: Proceedings of IEEE Information Visualization Conference. Seattle, WA: October 16.
  3. Robinson AC (presenter), RE Roth, J Blanford, S Pezanowski, and AM MacEachren. 2011. A collaborative approach for developing map symbol standards. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Thinking and Geographic Information Sciences. Tokyo, Japan: September 16.
  4. Robinson AC (presenter), RE Roth, and AM MacEachren. 2010. Challenges for map symbol standardization. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). Seattle, WA: May 4.

Refereed Extended Abstracts

  1. Donohue RG, CM Sack, TR Wallace, RE Roth, and TMA Buckingham. 2013. A competitive analysis of open web mapping technologies. In: Proceedings of the 26th International Cartographic Conference. Dresden, Germany: August 27.
  2. Roth RE, RG Donohue, CM Sack, TR Wallace, and TMA Buckingham. 2013. A process for assessing emergent web mapping technologies. In: Proceedings of the 26th International Cartographic Conference. Dresden, Germany: August 26. [slides]
  3. Roth RE. 2012. An empirically derived taxonomy of cartographic interaction primitives. In: Proceedings of GIScience 2012. Columbus, Ohio: September 20. [slides]
  4. Roth RE. 2012. The science and practice of cartographic interaction. In: Proceedings of GeoInformatics. Sha Tin, Hong Kong: June 15. [slides]
  5. Roth RE. 2011. A comparison of methods for evaluating cartographic interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic Conference. Paris, France: July 5. [poster]
  6. Roth RE, KS Ross, BG Finch, W Luo, and AM MacEachren. 2010. A user-centered approach for designing and developing spatiotemporal crime analysis tools. In: Proceedings of GIScience 2010. Zurich, Switzerland: September 15. [slides]
  7. White JDD and RE Roth. 2010. TwitterHitter: Geovisual analytics for harvesting insight from volunteered geographic information. In: Proceedings of GIScience 2010. Zurich, Switzerland: September 15.
  8. Roth RE (presenter), AM MacEachren, and CA McCabe. 2009. A workflow learning model to improve geovisual analytics utility. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Cartographic Conference. Santiago, Chile: November 18. [slides]
  9. Ross KS (presenter), CA McCabe, and RE Roth. 2009. A near real-time visualization for understanding spatio-temporal patterns of violent crime in the District of Columbia. Department of Homeland Security Summit. Washington, DC: March 16. [poster]
  10. Roth RE (presenter), M Stryker, and CA Brewer. 2008. A typology of multi-scale mapping operators. In: Proceedings of GIScience 2008. Park City, UT: September 25. [poster]
  11. Stryker M (presenter), RE Roth, and CA Brewer. 2008. ScaleMaster.org: Illustrating and constructing the multi-scale mapping process. In: Proceedings of GIScience 2008. Park City, UT: September 24.

Workshop Papers

  1. Roth RE. 2012. Working with the card sorting method. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Symposium on Automated Cartography (AutoCarto), ICA Commission on Cognitive Visualization and ICA Commission on Use and User Issues Joint Workshop on Designing and Conducting User Studies. Columbus, OH: September 16. [slides]
  2. Roth RE, M Harrower (presenter), and JE Burt. 2006. Isoline Engine: A digital assistant for surface mapping. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Automated Cartography (AutoCarto), ICA Commission on Visualization and Virtual Environments Workshop. Vancouver, WA: June 26.

Non-Refereed Publications

  1. Roth RE. 2013. Review of “100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design”. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. [pre-print]
  2. Roth RE. 2010. Interview with a Celebrity Cartography: Cindy Brewer. Cartographic Perspectives 66: 91-101. [open access]
  3. Buckingham TMA and RE Roth. 2010. Letter from the Guest Editors. Cartographic Perspectives 66: 3-6. [open access]
  4. Roth RE, BG Finch, JI Blanford, A Klippel, AC Robinson, and AM MacEachren. 2010. The card sorting method for map symbol design. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Automated Cartography (AutoCarto). Orlando, FL: November 18. [slides]
  5. Roth RE. 2010. Dot density maps. In: B Warf (ed) The Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications: 787-790.
  6. Harrower MA, AC Robinson, RE Roth, and B Sheesley. 2009. Cartography 2.0: For people who make interactive maps. Cartographic Perspectives. 64: 41-44. [open access]
  7. Roth RE and KS Ross. 2009. Extending the Google Maps API for Flash for Event Animation Mashups. Cartographic Perspectives 64: 21-40. [open access]
  8. Roth RE. 2009. Overview: Interface Evaluation. In: MA Harrower (ed) Cartography 2.0: Your guide to animated and interactive maps. (published online).
  9. Roth RE. 2009. Cartographic Interaction: Introduction and Overview. In: MA Harrower (ed) Cartography 2.0: Your guide to animated and interactive maps. (published online).
  10. Roth RE. 2009. The nature of geospatial information uncertainty. In: MA Harrower (ed) Cartography 2.0: Your guide to animated and interactive maps. (published online).
  11. Roth RE. 2008. The impact of user expertise on geographic risk assessment under uncertain conditions. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Automated Cartography (AutoCarto). Shepherdstown, WV: September 8. [slides]
  12. Roth RE (presenter), AC Robinson, M Stryker, AM MacEachren, EJ Lengerich, and E Koua. 2008. Web-based geovisualization and geocollaboration: Application to public health. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Joint Statistical Meeting, Invited Session on Web Mapping. Denver, CO: August 5. [slides]

Theses

  1. Roth RE. 2011. Interacting with Maps: The science and practice of cartographic interaction. PhD Dissertation in Geography. The Pennsylvania State University: University Park, PA. [open access]
  2. Roth RE. 2007. The role of mapping typological uncertainty in decision making. MS Thesis in Cartography and GIS. University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI. [pre-print]