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Geographical design : spatial cognition and geographical information science, Stephen C. Hirtle, (electronic book)

Label
Geographical design : spatial cognition and geographical information science
Title
Geographical design
Title remainder
spatial cognition and geographical information science
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Hirtle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With GIS technologies ranging from Google Maps and Google Earth to the use of smart phones and in-car navigation systems, spatial knowledge is often acquired and communicated through geographic information technologies.This monograph 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 to those capabilities. 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. The monograph 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 a look at the future of user-centered spatial information systems
Member of
Cataloging source
CaBNvSL
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Hirtle, Stephen C.
Dewey number
526
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GA139
LC item number
.H574 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on human-centered informatics
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Digital mapping
  • Geographic information systems
  • Space perception
  • Cognitive maps (Psychology)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Geographical design : spatial cognition and geographical information science, Stephen C. Hirtle, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-54)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Figure credits -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction --
  • 2. Spatial cognition -- Conceptualization of space -- Cognitive structures -- Landmarks -- Cognitive collage -- Wayfinding -- Matching problem -- Heterogeneity of space -- Expectations --
  • 3. Technologies -- Determining of spatial location -- Display of spatial information -- Cartographic principles -- Maps -- Web based mapping and VGI -- Other kinds of displays -- Spatially relevant tasks --
  • 4. Cognitive interfaces for wayfinding -- Variable routing programs -- Landmark-based wayfinding navigation systems -- Applications through social networking --
  • 5. Open issues -- What are the privacy issues with regard to spatial information -- In what ways does GPS replace the need for maps altogether -- What is the future of user-centered spatial information systems --
  • 6. For more information -- Bibliography -- Author's biography
Control code
201103HCI011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (vii, 55 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781608455959
Other physical details
ill., maps, digital file
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Geographical design : spatial cognition and geographical information science, Stephen C. Hirtle, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-54)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Figure credits -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction --
  • 2. Spatial cognition -- Conceptualization of space -- Cognitive structures -- Landmarks -- Cognitive collage -- Wayfinding -- Matching problem -- Heterogeneity of space -- Expectations --
  • 3. Technologies -- Determining of spatial location -- Display of spatial information -- Cartographic principles -- Maps -- Web based mapping and VGI -- Other kinds of displays -- Spatially relevant tasks --
  • 4. Cognitive interfaces for wayfinding -- Variable routing programs -- Landmark-based wayfinding navigation systems -- Applications through social networking --
  • 5. Open issues -- What are the privacy issues with regard to spatial information -- In what ways does GPS replace the need for maps altogether -- What is the future of user-centered spatial information systems --
  • 6. For more information -- Bibliography -- Author's biography
Control code
201103HCI011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (vii, 55 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781608455959
Other physical details
ill., maps, digital file
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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