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CMS sponsors the publication of research by our members in cartography and related fields. Members are encouraged to contact the Vice President for Publications to discuss their proposed research publication.  Contact us for Standards for Submission of an Occasional Paper for publication by the Society.

Our policy effective 2011 is to publish our Occasional Papers (OPs) electronically on our public website in PDF format for reliable printing and in HTML format for optimal viewing and enhanced images whenever possible.  At this time full copies of OPs are available below in PDF format except as noted. Some recent OPs or images are also available in HTML format. OP No. 5, a full book, is made available through an online copy courtesy of Stanford University.

In 2014 the Board approved a policy to offer printed compilations of Occasional Papers that had previously only been offered in electronic form.  Contact us to purchase the printed versions is provided below. Life and Patron Members receive a complementary copy as a membership benefit in the year the compilations are published.

 No.  1

The Maps, Plans and Sketches of Herman Ehrenberg; a Carto-Bibliography

 Diane M. T. North August 1988 
 No.  2

Development of the American Atlas: 1790-1980

 Judith A. Tyner  June 1989
 No.  3

University of California Library Bulletin No.9, List of printed Maps of California, Berkeley, 1887

 Forward by Alfred W. Newman  December 1992
 No.  4

The History of the California Map Society

 Compiled by Sarah Crumb October 1995 
 No.  5

The Mapping of California as an Island

 Glen McLaughlin & Nancy H. Mayo 1995 
 No.  6 California 49: Forty-nine maps of California from the sixteenth century to the present  Warren Heckrotte & Julie Sweetkind  1999
 No.  7 Night Vision Maps  Gerald L. Greenberg  February 2002
 No.  8

From the Stone Age to the Electronic Age: the Saga of a Cartographer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond  [EXCERPT ONLY]

 Norman J. W. Thrower  September 2004
 No.  9

Maps and  Civilization Revisited [EXCERPT ONLY]

 Norman J. W. Thrower  December 2009
 No. 10

Of Beauties and Beasts: The Golden Age of Celestial Cartography

 Nick Kanas, M.D.  February 2010
 No. 11

Maps: What I Collect and Why

 Glen McLaughlin November 2012

 No. 12

Cartocravatia or the Disease of Collecting Map Ties

 Dr. Leonard Rothman February 2013

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