Part 1 Introducing geographic visualization (GVIS): visualization in modern cartography - setting the agenda, A. MacEachren. Part 2 The context for the development of geographic and cartographic visualization: visualization in historical context, M. Wood; Cognitive issues in cartographic visualization, M.P. Peterson; the bridge between cartographic and geographic information systems, K. Artimo. Part 3 Issues for tool design - technology, symbolization and human-tool interaction: interactive multimedia for mapping, W. Cartwright; visualization software tools, T.A. Slocum et al; colour use guidelines for mapping and visualization, C.A. Brewer; sound and geographic visualization, J.B. Krygier; designing a visualization user interface, M. Lindholm and T. Sarjakoski; expert/novice use of visualization tools, C. McGuinness. Part 4 Linking the tool to the use - prototypes and applications: graphic narratives for analyzing environmental risks, M. Monmonier; designing interactive maps for planning and education, H. Asche and C.M. Herrmann; spatial-temporal analysis of urban air pollution, A. Koussoulakou; interactive modelling environment for 3d maps - functionality and interface issues, M.-J. Kraak; multivariate display of geographic data - applications in earth system science, D. DiBiase et al; visualization and data quality, F.J.M. van der Wel et al. Part 5 The future of cartographic and geographic visualization: perspectives on visualization and modern cartography, D.R. Fraser Taylor.