Geographical design : spatial cognition and geographical information science
- Stephen C. Hirtle.
- Second edition.
- [San Rafael, California] : Morgan & Claypool, 
- Physical description
- 1 PDF (xv, 69 pages).
- Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
- Synthesis lectures on human-centered informatics ; #43.
- Hirtle, Stephen C., author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-67).
- Figure Credits Acknowledgments Introduction Spatial Cognition Spatial Technologies Cognitive Interfaces for Wayfinding Open Issues For More Information Bibliography Author Biography.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
With spatial technologies ranging from mapping software to the use of location-based services, spatial knowledge is often acquired and communicated through geographic information technologies. This book describes the interplay between spatial cognition research and use of spatial interfaces. It begins by reviewing what is known about how humans process spatial concepts and then moves on to discuss how interfaces can be improved to take advantage of those capabilities by disambiguating cognitive aspects, conceptual aspects, computational aspects, and communications aspects. Special attention is given to a variety of innovative geographical platforms that provide users with an intuitive understanding and support the further acquisition of spatial knowledge. Alternatives to shortest-path algorithms to explore more scenic routes, as well as individual user differences that can emerge from previous experiences with virtual spaces, are also discussed. The book concludes with a discussion of the number of outstanding issues, including the changing nature of maps as the primary spatial interface, concerns about privacy for spatial information, and looks at the future of user-centered spatial information systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Digital mapping.
- Geographic information systems.
- Space perception.
- Cognitive maps (Psychology)
- cognitive maps
- Geographic Information Science.
- Geographic Information System
- Global Positioning System
- information visualization
- social networks
- spatial awareness
- spatial cognition
- user interfaces
- volunteered geographic information
- Publication date
- Synthesis lectures on human-centered informatics, 1946-7699 ; #43
- Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
- Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers.
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