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Barbara P. Buttenfield

Department of Geography, University of Colorado - Boulder


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Publications with an asterisk (*) indicate publications with students.

This list shows selected publications within the past few years. For a complete listing, see my C.V.

   Bishop. A., Buttenfield, B.P. and Van House, N. (Eds.) 2004 Digital Library Use: Social Practice in Design and Evaluation. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

   Buttenfield, B.P. and McMaster, R.B. (Eds.) 1991 Map Generalization: Making Rules for Knowledge Representation. New York: Longman. (1st Printing, 1991; 2nd Printing 1994 Longman Scientific; 3rd printing 1999 Internet-Print-on-Demand: Wiley & Sons).

   Leyk, S., Buttenfield, B.P. and Nagle, N. 2012 Modeling Ambiguity in Census Microdata Allocations to Improve Demographic Small Area Estimates.  Transactions in Geographic Information Science.  (in press)

     Leyk, S., Nagle, N. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2012 Maximum Entropy Dasymetric Modeling for Demographic Small Area Estimation. Geographical Analysis (in press).

   Buttenfield, B.P. 2012 Representing Uncertainty and Reliability. In: Monmonier, M.S. (ed.) Cartography in the Twentieth Century , Volume Six of History of Cartography (Edney, M., Woodward, D. and Harley, B. (series eds.). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. Invited submission. (in press)

   Buttenfield, B.P., Stanislawaski, L.V. and Brewer, C.A.  2011 Adapting Generalization Tools to Physiographic Diversity for the USGS National Hydrography Dataset. Cartography and GIS 38(3): 289-301.

   Stanislawski, L.V. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2011 Hydrographic Generalization Tailored to Dry Mountainous Regions. Cartography and GIS 38(2): 117-125.

   *Anderson-Tarver, C., Leyk, S. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2011 Fuzzy Modeling of Geometric Textures    for Identifying Archipelagos in Area-Patch Generalization. Cartography and GIS 38(2):137-146.

   Brewer, C.A. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2010 Mastering Map Scale: Balancing Workloads using Display and Geometry Change in Multi-scale Mapping. Geoinformatica 14(2):221 - 239. Open Access No. DOI 10.1007/s10707-009-0083-6.

  *Wendel, J. Buttenfield, B.P. and Smith, J. 2009 Spatializing a GIS Software Toolbox. Kartographische Nachrichten 5: 257-263.

  Brewer, C.A. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2007 Framing Guidelines for Multi-Scale Map Design Using Databases at Multiple Resolutions. Cartography and GIS 34(1): 3-15.

   Edsall, R, Buttenfield, B.P., Andrienko, G. and Andrienko, N. 2006 Interactive Maps for Exploring Spatial Data. In Madden, M. (ed.) Manual of GIS. Washington DC: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

   Buttenfield, B.P. 2004 Allometric Models of Knowledge Accumulation. In: Baillie, C., Dunn, E. and Zheng, Y. (Eds.) Traveling Facts: The Social Construction, Distribution and Accumulation of Knowledge. St. Martin’s/Macmillan Press.

   Yuan, M., Buttenfield, B.P., Gahegan, M., and Miller, H.2004 Geospatial Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. Chapter 14 in: McMaster, R.B. and Usery, E. L. A Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science. New York: CRC Press.

  *Tsou, M. H. and Buttenfield, B. P. 2002 A Dynamic Architecture for Distributed Geographic Information Services. Transactions in GIS 6(4): 355-381.  and search on issue volume and number.

   Buttenfield, B. P. and Reitsma, R. 2002 Loglinear and Multidimensional Scaling Models of Digital Library Use. International Journal of Human-Computer Systems 57: 101-119. (paper)

  *Fabrikant, S. I. And Buttenfield, B. P. 2001 Formalizing Spaces for Information Access. Annals, Association of American Geographers, 91(2): 263–280.

  *Leitner, M. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2000 Guidelines for the Display of Attribute Certainty. Cartography and GIS 27(1:3-14.

   Buttenfield, B. P. 2000 Visualizing Ecological Uncertainty. Chapter 6 in Hunsaker, C., Goodchild, M.F., Friedl, M. and Case, T. (Eds.) Uncertainty in Spatial Data for Ecological Analyses. New York: Springer-Verlag: 115-132. (paper)


* Anderson_Tarver, C. * Gleason, M., Buttenfield, B.P., and Stanislawski, L.V. Automated Centerline Delineation to Enrich the National Hydrography Dataset.  Proceedings GIScience 2012 Columbus, Ohio: Springer LNCS 748: 15-28. (slides)    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33024-7.

*  Anderson-Tarver, C. Buttenfield, B.P, Stanislwski, L.V. and Koontz, J.M. 2011 Automated Delineation of Stream Centerlines for the USGS National Hydrography Dataset. Proceedings 25th International Cartographic Congress, Paris France, 3-8 July 2011. (paper) (slides)

  Stanislawski, L.V. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2010 Hydrographic Feature Generalization in Dry Mountainous Terrain. Proceedings, AutoCarto 2010, Orlando FL, November.  (slides)

  Brewer, C.A., Hanchett, C.L., Buttenfield, B.P. and Usery, E.L. 2010 Performance of Map Symbol and Label Design with Format and Display Resolution Options Through Scale for The National Map. Proceedings, AutoCarto 2010, Orlando FL, November.

*  Anderson-Tarver, C., Leyk, S. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2010 Identifying Vector Feature Textures Using Fuzzy Sets. Proceedings, AutoCarto 2010, Orlando FL, November.   (slides)

*  Hamerlinck, J.D. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2010 Evaluating Planning Support Technology Implementation in Local Government Planning. Proceedings Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 51st Annual Conference, Minneapolis Minnesota, October.

  Buttenfield, B.P., Stanislawski, L.V. and Brewer, C.A. 2010 Multiscale Representations of Water: Tailoring Generalization Sequences to Specific Physiographic Regimes. GIScience 2010 Short Paper Proceedings, Zurich, Switzerland, September.    (paper)   (slides)

*   Wendel, J. and Buttenfield, B. P. 2010 Formalizing Guidelines for Building Self-Organizing Maps. GIScience 2010 Short Paper Proceedings, Zurich, Switzerland, September.    (paper)

  Stanislawski, L. V., Buttenfield, B.P. and Samaranayake, V.A. 2010 Automated Metric Assessment of Hydrographic Feature Generalization Through Bootstrapping. Proceedings, 13th International Cartographic Association Symposium on Multiple Representations and Map Generalization, Zurich Switzerland, September. (paper)    (slides)

  Leyk, S., Buttenfield, B.P. and Nagle, N.N. 2010 Uncertatinty in Demographic Small Area Estimates. Proceedings 9th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment (Accuracy 2010), Leicester, UK, July.   (paper)

  Brewer, C.A., Buttenfield, B.P., and Usery, E.L. 2009 Evaluating Generalizations of Hydrography in Differing Terrains for The National Map of the United States. Proceedings, International Cartographic Conference, Santiago, Chile, November. (paper)   (slides)

  Stanislawski, L.V. Buttenfield, B.P. Finn, M.P. and Roth, K. 2009 Stratified Database Pruning to Support Local Density Variations in Automated Generalization of the United States National Hydrography Dataset. Proceedings, International Cartographic Association Conference, Santiago, Chile, November. (paper)   (slides)

*  Wolf, E. B. and Buttenfield, B. P. 2008 Dimensional Collapse and Airports in Multi-Scale Mapping. Proceedings, AUTO-CARTO 2008, Shephardstown, West Virginia, September. (paper)

*  Wendel, J. Buttenfield, B.P., Viger, R., and Smith, J. 2008 Characterizing Hydrology Commands: Spatialization with SOM Mapping. Proceedings, GIScience 2008, Park City Utah, September.

*  Buttenfield, B.P. and Wolf, E. B. 2007 ‘The Road the River Should Always Cross at the Bridge’ Problem: Establishing Internal and Relative Topology in a Multi-Resolution Data Base. Proceedings, International Cartographic Association Symposium on Multiple Representations and Map Generalization, Moscow, Russia, August. (paper)    (slides)

  Buttenfield, B.P. and Frye, C. 2007 Re-Thinking Best Practices in Cartographic Data Capture and Modeling. Proceedings, 23rd International Cartographic Association Conference, Moscow, Russia, August.   (paper)   (slides)

  Brewer, C.A., Buttenfield, B.P., Frye, C. and Acosta, J. 2007 Multi-Scale Mapmaking from Multiple Database Resolutions and for Multiple Map Purposes. Proceedings, 23rd International Cartographic Association Conference, Moscow, Russia, August. (paper)

  Buttenfield, B.P. 2006 The Fallacy of the “Golden Feature in MRDBs: Data Modeling Versus Integrating New Anchor Data. Proceedings, International Cartographic Association Symposium on Multiple Representations and Map Generalization, Vancouver, Washington. (paper)

   Brewer, C. A. and Buttenfield, B.P. 2006 Mastering Map Scale: Formalizing Guidelines for Multi-Scale Map Design. Proceedings, AUTO-CARTO 2006, Vancouver, Washington. (paper)

*   Buttenfield, B.P. and Hultgren, T. 2005 Managing Multiple Representations of “Base Carto” Features: A Data Modeling Approach. Proceedings, AUTO-CARTO 2005, Las Vegas, NV. (paper)

Last modified 20 October 2012