Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems

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A significant part of understanding how people use geographic information and technology concerns human cognition. This book provides the first comprehensive in-depth examination of the cognitive aspects of human-computer interaction for geographic information systems (GIS). Cognitive aspects are treated in relation to individual, group, behavioral, institutional, and cultural perspectives. Extensions of GIS in the form of spatial decision support systems and SDSS for groups are...

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Overview

A significant part of understanding how people use geographic information and technology concerns human cognition. This book provides the first comprehensive in-depth examination of the cognitive aspects of human-computer interaction for geographic information systems (GIS). Cognitive aspects are treated in relation to individual, group, behavioral, institutional, and cultural perspectives. Extensions of GIS in the form of spatial decision support systems and SDSS for groups are part of the geographic information technology considered.
Audience: Geographic information users, systems analysts and system designers, researchers in human-computer interaction will find this book an information resource for understanding cognitive aspects of geographic information technology use, and the methods appropriate for examining this use.

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The 27 papers cover spatial cognition, user behavior, user interfaces, cross-cultural influences, computer supported cooperative work, and task analysis and design methodologies. Research directions are also reported from discussion groups. The participants who gathered on the balmy island of Mallorca off the Mediterranean coast of Spain while March raged in their homelands, were specifically chosen to represent a wider range of disciplines than had addressed the subject in earlier conferences. Among the specific topics are the evolution of GIS user knowledge, cognitive and technical aspects of hypermaps, geographic interaction in city planning, and a task analysis approach to the visualization of geographic data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401040495
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Nato Science Series D: (closed)
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
  • Pages: 435
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems: An Introduction 1
An Overview of HCI for GIS 9
Spatial Cognition and HCI for GIS 19
Spatial Concepts and Cognitive Models for Geographic Information Use 21
Primitives of Spatial Knowledge 29
HCI Aspects of a Framework for the Qualitative Representation of Space 45
Cognitive Issues in the Evolution of GIS User Knowledge 61
User Behavior 75
Process Tracing Methods in the Decision Sciences 77
Cognitive Modelling: Experiences in Human-Computer Interaction 97
[actual symbol not reproducible] Questions and Answers about Metaphors for GIS User Interfaces 113
Feet on the Ground: Studying User-GIS Interaction in the Workplace 123
User Interfaces 143
Towards Visual Interfaces for Multi-Source Updating of Geographic Information 147
Definition of a Visual Language for GIS 163
Human-Computer Interaction Aspects of Visual-Interactive Locational Analysis 179
Some Cognitive and Technical Aspects of Hypermaps 197
Human-Computer Interaction Considerations in Terrain Modelling and Visualization 213
GIS & Multimedia Applications to Support Environmental Impact Assessment and Local Planning 221
The Natural Representation of Mapping and Surveying Data: Applying the Virtual Worlds Paradigm 239
Cross-Cultural Influences 247
Cultural Differences and Cultural Aspects in GIS 249
Protocol Analysis for Cross-Cultural GIS Design: The Importance of Encoding Resolution 267
Collaborative GIS - Computer Supported Cooperative Work 285
Understanding Collaborative Use of GIS Through Social Cognition 287
Geographic Interaction in the City Planning Context: Beyond the Multimedia Prototype 295
Cognitive Task Performance Using a Spatial Decision Support System for Groups 311
Task Analysis and Design Methodologies 325
Tasks and Task Descriptions for GIS 327
A Conceptual Framework for Improving Human-Computer Interaction in Locational Decision-Making 343
A Task Analysis Approach to the Visualization of Geographic Data 355
Geographic Information Systems, Work Analysis, and System Design 373
Cognitive Ergonomics Analysis Methodology 393
Research Directions: Reports from the Discussion Groups 405
Appendix: NATO Advanced Research Workshop Participants 429
Subject Index 431
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