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Mon, 3 Jun 2019 14:10:58 -0700
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I am pleased to announce the latest title in Morgan & Claypool's series on
Human-Centered Informatics:


Geographical Design: Spatial Cognition and Geographical Information Science,
Second Edition
Stephen C. Hirtle, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Paperback ISBN: 9781681735733
eBook ISBN: 9781681735740

Hardcover ISBN: 9781681735757
May 2019, 85 pages



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.

Table of Contents: Figure Credits / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Spatial
Cognition / Spatial Technologies / Cognitive Interfaces for Wayfinding /
Open Issues / For More Information / Bibliography / Author Biography



Series: Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics

Editor: John M. Carroll, Penn State University


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