Dr. Elisabeth Nelson


Dr. Elisabeth Nelson

Associate Professor, Emeritus


Cartographic Perception Cognition


Ph.D., University of South Carolina


Dr. Nelson’s field of specialization is cartography with related research expertise in thematic map design and cartographic perception and cognition.  She has conducted research on visual search processes in map reading, the design of multivariate map symbolization, and the mental representations of maps. Dr. Nelson has been published in Cartographica, Cartographic Perspectives and Cartography and Geographic Information Systems.  She has also co-authored a book chapter on multivariate symbolization in Cartographic Design:  Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sigma Xi, University of South Carolina, and San Diego State University