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Glacial geomorphological maps of the Glasgow region, western central Scotland
Rose, J. and Smith, M.J. (2008) Journal of Maps, v2008, 399-416. This paper presents a 1:25,000 scale geomorphological map of the Glasgow region, western central Scotland, an area that was glaciated during the Last Glacial Maximum and, in part, during the Younger Dryas glaciation....

posted on: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

The Cookie Cutter: a method for obtaining a quantitative 3D description of glacial bedforms
Smith, M.J., Rose, J. and Gousie, M.B. Geomorphology, 108, 209-218. Recording the position and attributes of subglacial bedforms, particularly drumlins, is paramount in determining the extent, and dynamics, of former ice sheets....

posted on: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

EThOS
The British Library have just launched an online beta service supplying theses from UK Higher Education institutions....

posted on: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Citations Alert!
Life as an academic is often described as "publish or perish." And to a certain extent this is true, with the mantra that you are only as good as your last paper....

posted on: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Maximising the benfits of publication
As Editor of the Journal of Maps, I've recently been chatting to the British Geological Survey about the potential for publishing some maps....

posted on: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Reviewers: an editors nightmare (or "Your can't live with em...")
I'm just completing a moderately busy spring season at the Journal of Maps which has left me feeling a little battle worn....

posted on: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Open Access Journal Publication: implementation, copyright and dissemination, using the Journal of Maps as a case study
Smith, M.J. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1385, 43-46. Open access (OA) journals are rapidly becoming an important channel for publishing academic articles and, although they represent a small proportion of the total number of journals published annually, it is significant that organisations such as British Medical Journals (BMJ) operate in this manner. This article explores the broad implementation of OA journals, issues pertaining to copyright and the distribution of (geospatial) research data.

posted on: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry

Glacial striae observations for Ireland compiled from historic records
Smith, M.J., Knight, J. and Field, K. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1385, 105-107. Glacial landform mapping is one of the primarily inputs for the reconstruction of past glacial environments and processes, potentially inferring maximum ice sheet extent, primary ice flow configurations, and ice sheet dynamics....

posted on: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry

High spatial resolution data acquisition for the geosciences: kite aerial photography
Smith, M.J., Chandler, J. and Rose, J. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 155-161. This paper highlights the requirement for very high resolution (<0....

posted on: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Residual Relief Separation: DEM Enhancement for Geomorphological Mapping
Hillier, J. and Smith, M.J. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33, 2266-2276. Geomorphologically mapped data form a primary set of observations that can be used to infer former environmental conditions....

posted on: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Introduction to the Journal of Maps Student Edition
Smith, M.J. and Lynch, K. Journal of Maps Student Edition, v2007, 1-10 This editorial introduces material for the launch edition of the Journal of Maps Student Edition....

posted on: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Editorial: summary of activities 2004-2007
Smith, M.J.Journal of Maps, v2007, 368-376 It has been an exciting period of growth at the Journal of Maps (JoM) over the last three years and, as we come to the end of 2007, it seems particularly appropriate to provide a summary of our activities, an outline of our future plans and acknowledge the support from those involved with the journal.

posted on: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Open Peer Review
At the Journal of Maps we operate an open peer-review system when reviewing papers that have been submitted....

posted on: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

How popular is your journal article?
Well it's a good question and something many authors want to know. ScienceDirect, one of the largest distributors of online journals, now has a site dedicated to listing article downloads....

posted on: Wed, 16 May 2007 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Earth and Life: the birth of a new journal...
I received a circular last week to a new journal from Beijing entitled Earth and Life. in today's very crowded marketplace I either applaud those that can find a niche that isn't being serviced or sit back and scratch my head in wonder....

posted on: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

More Editorial Musings
Some more musings on the role of editors in academic journals as a result of a paper I submitted a paper to the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology last year....

posted on: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Problems of bias in mapping linear landforms from satellite imagery.
M.J. Smith and S.M. Wise International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 9, 65-78....

posted on: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Use Case Compendium of Derived Geospatial Data.
M.J. Smith Final report to the GRADE Project, pp80. This report explores data copyright issues surrounding the use and dissemination of derived data sets through the provision of eleven (geospatial) use-case scenarios describing the main actors, stakeholders, data sets and outputs....

posted on: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 | path: /publications/reports | permanent link to this entry

Planetary Remote Sensing and GIS: The Convergence of Software, Techniques and Data [#1675]
M.J. Smith, Petford N. and Xiao L. 37th Lunar and Planetary Society Conference, paper 1675. GIS has been used extensively within geoscience, however this has not been mirrored within the planetary sciences. We briefly explore the convergence between GIS, application of new techniques and availability of data within the planetary sciences.

posted on: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry

The Journal of Maps: rationale for its establishment and review of initial operations
M.J. Smith The Cartographic Journal, 43(1), 90-96 Maps have been central to the research goals of spatial disciplines for over 150 years; to store, analyse and present geographical information....

posted on: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Open access journal publication: methods of implementation and copyright issues
M.J. Smith Society of Cartographers Bulletin, 39, 21-24 Open access journal publication is becoming an increasingly important model for the dissemination of research articles....

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry

Geomorphological mapping of glacial landforms from remotely sensed data: an evaluation of the principal data sources and an assessment of their quality
M.J. Smith, J. Rose and S. Booth Geomorphology, 76, 148-165 This paper presents the results of an experiment to compare glacial geomorphology mapped from remote sensed imagery with 1:10,560 scale field mapping....

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Methods for the visualisation of digital elevation models for landform mapping.
M.J. Smith and C.D. Clark Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30, 7, 885-900. Digital elevation models (DEM) are increasingly used for landform mapping, particularly with the growing availability of national and global datasets....

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

The Journal of Maps: an electronic journal for the presentation and dissemination of map based data.
M.J. Smith Journal of Maps, v2005, 1-6. "Geo" based subjects have undergone a variety of challenges and changes over the last century, ranging from qualitative to quantitative and humanist to post-modernist....

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Characteristics and prediction of high frequency avalanche runout.
M.J. Smith and D.M. McClung Arctic and Alpine Research, 29(3), 352-357 In this paper, we present field data and analysis relating avalanche terrain variables and avalanche runout for 46 high frequency avalanche paths. Most previous studies of this nature (Lied and Bakkehoi, 1980; McClung and Mears, 1991) have been concerned with the location of extreme runout for return periods of order 100 years. In our study, we focus on extreme runout avalanche paths where return periods are much less than 100 years and we compare the results with previous data collections.

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Avalanche frequency and terrain characteristics at Rogers' Pass, British Columbia, Canada.
M.J. Smith and D.M. McClung Journal of Glaciology, 43(143), 165-171 The frequency of avalanches at a given location is the primary variable for calculating the risk as input to zoning applications and decisions about avalanche control options....

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/journals | permanent link to this entry

Landmap Strip Data: Planimetric and Height Quality Assessment
M.J. Smith and K. Kitmitto Proceedings of GIS Research UK 10th Annual Conference, 326-330 The Landmap project set out to create an orthorectified digital elevation model (DEM) of the United Kingdom and Ireland using spaceborne SAR interferometry that was free from any inherited copyright....

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry

Mapping glacial lineaments from satellite imagery: an assessment of the problems and development of best procedure.
M.J. Smith, C.D. Clark and S.M. Wise Slovak Geological Magazine, 7, 263-274 Remotely sensed images are important tools in the mapping of glacial landforms and reconstruction of past glacial environments....

posted on: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 | path: /publications/proceedings | permanent link to this entry