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Table Of Contents

1 Human-computer interaction and geospatial technologies – context
1.2 Geographic Information Systems and science history
1.3 Human-Computer Interaction and GIScience research
Summary
Further reading
Revision questions
2 Human understanding of space
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Spatial cognition: screen versus geography
3 Cartographic theory and principles
3.1 Principles of cartographic representation
3.2 Impact of projections on map design
3.3 Impact of cartographic scale on map design
3.4 Generalization
4 Computer-mediated communication, collaboration and groupware
4.1 Computer-mediated communication
4.2 Social dynamics and group decision-making issues
4.4 Principles of collaborative GIS
5 User-centred design
5.1 Background
5.2 Principles
5.3 Applying user-centred design in geospatial technologies
5.4 Participatory design
6 Usability engineering
6.1 Background
6.2 Usability engineering and product development process
6.3 Understanding user requirements and needs
6.4 Application development
6.5 Evaluation and deployment
6.6 Usability engineering in research
7 Application planning
7.1 GIS interface complexity
7.2 Task analysis in GIS
7.3 Formalized analysis of GIS user interfaces
7.4 User experience considerations
7.5 Task analysis as the basis for workflow management
7.6 Geo-scientific workflows and process models
8 Practical cartography
8.1 The role of symbology in map making
8.2 The role of colour in map making
8.3 Data classification – types of maps and thematic mapping
8.4 Mapping conventions – map elements and layout
9 Principles of interaction
9.2 Basic elements of GUI
9.3 Some guidelines for designing a GIS interface
10 Evaluation and deployment
10.2 Evaluation techniques
10.3 Methodological consideration of usability techniques
11 Single user environments: desktop to mobile
11.1 Technological considerations
11.2 Understanding the user context
11.3 Designing desktop applications
11.4 Mobile devices
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Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

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This book provides an introduction to HCI and usability aspects of Geographical Information Systems and Science. Its aim is to introduce the principles of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); to discuss the special usability aspects of GIS which designers and developers need to take into account when developing such systems; and to offer a set of tried and tested frameworks, matrices and techniques that can be used within GIS projects.

Geographical Information Systems and other applications of computerised mapping have gained popularity in recent years. Today, computer-based maps are common on the World Wide Web, mobile phones, satellite navigation systems and in various desktop computing packages. The more sophisticated packages that allow the manipulation and analysis of geographical information are used in location decisions of new businesses, for public service delivery for planning decisions by local and central government. Many more applications exist and some estimate the number of people across the world that are using GIS in their daily work at several millions. However, many applications of GIS are hard to learn and to master. This is understandable, as until quite recently, the main focus of software vendors in the area of GIS was on the delivery of basic functionality and development of methods to present and manipulate geographical information using the available computing resources. As a result, little attention was paid to usability aspects of GIS. This is evident in many public and private systems where the terminology, conceptual design and structure are all centred around the engineering of GIS and not on the needs and concepts that are familiar to the user.

This book covers a range of topics from the cognitive models of geographical representation, to interface design. It will provide the reader with frameworks and techniques that can be used and description of case studies in which these techniques have been used for computer mapping application.

This book provides an introduction to HCI and usability aspects of Geographical Information Systems and Science. Its aim is to introduce the principles of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); to discuss the special usability aspects of GIS which designers and developers need to take into account when developing such systems; and to offer a set of tried and tested frameworks, matrices and techniques that can be used within GIS projects.

Geographical Information Systems and other applications of computerised mapping have gained popularity in recent years. Today, computer-based maps are common on the World Wide Web, mobile phones, satellite navigation systems and in various desktop computing packages. The more sophisticated packages that allow the manipulation and analysis of geographical information are used in location decisions of new businesses, for public service delivery for planning decisions by local and central government. Many more applications exist and some estimate the number of people across the world that are using GIS in their daily work at several millions. However, many applications of GIS are hard to learn and to master. This is understandable, as until quite recently, the main focus of software vendors in the area of GIS was on the delivery of basic functionality and development of methods to present and manipulate geographical information using the available computing resources. As a result, little attention was paid to usability aspects of GIS. This is evident in many public and private systems where the terminology, conceptual design and structure are all centred around the engineering of GIS and not on the needs and concepts that are familiar to the user.

This book covers a range of topics from the cognitive models of geographical representation, to interface design. It will provide the reader with frameworks and techniques that can be used and description of case studies in which these techniques have been used for computer mapping application.

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