In this presentation, Maxwell Roberts will discuss the criteria necessary for effective visual information design, and suggest that the optimum rules for a schematic map depend on the structure of the network, and that octolinearity may sometimes be inappropriate. To illustrate this, he will describe usability studies in which people’s planning performance is measured objectively using different map versions. Maxwell Roberts will also show how an exploration of design, in which rules are manipulated systematically, can highlight issues when applied to the London and Berlin networks.
Maxwell Roberts completed a BSc and PhD in psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK, and has lectured at the University of Essex since 1993. His research interests have included reasoning and intelligence, but now focus on schematic maps. He creates challenging designs and tests their usability and aesthetics. He has authored two books on maps, and his work has been exhibited in Germany, the USA, and the UK, and is currently on display in Vienna.
We are pleased to announce the 14th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2018), taking place in Zurich from 15-17 January 2018.
Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2018 will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.
The Call for Papers is currently open: 12 Jul 2017 Submission of full & work-in-progress papers 29 Sep 2017 Notification of acceptance for full & work-in-progress papers 13 Oct 2017 Camera-ready full & work-in-progress papers 15 Nov 2017 Submission for showcases 22 Nov 2017 Notification of acceptance for showcases
The best accepted full and work-in-progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in indoor navigation tools and applications. As such, various approaches to indoor navigation have been developed by research institutions (e.g. SoleWay, Nadine-navigation) and commercial companies (e.g. Eyedog,Insoft, IndoorAtlas, SPREO Indoor Navigation, Meridian). Although, these approaches often highlight the importance of landmarks, they rarely incorporate landmark-based path-finding algorithms. A major difficulty remains the identification of landmarks in indoor environments. Moreover, commonly used spatial models are not fully capable of handling basic characteristics of landmark-based wayfinding. During this talk, a theoretical approach to identify landmarks through eye tracking measures and a way to implement these landmarks in a path-finding algorithm are presented.
Since 2013, Pepijn Viaene is a researcher at the Department of Geography, Ghent University. His PhD research is entitled “Indoor landmarks: the study and implementation of navigational aids” and deals with wayfinding and navigation in buildings. This research specifically focuses on the identification of landmarks and the use of landmarks in path algorithms and smartphone applications. Before starting his PhD, he studied Geomatics and Land Surveying.
We are happy to welcome 20 students of the International Master in Cartography at TU Vienna for the summer semester 2017. Students come from all over the world, including Albania, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Romania, Russia, and the USA.
After finishing their first semester at TU München, the students are now with us for their second semester, before they move to TU Dresden. We wish them a fun and successful semester!
Im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Bildung (BMB) wurde 2016 eine Didaktisierung des genderATlas vorgenommen. Der daraus entstandene genderATlas für die Schule wurde letzte Woche per Bekanntgabeerlass an alle relevanten Schulen ausgesandt.
Screenshot aus dem neu entwickelten Beitrag “VolksschullehrerIn – ein Frauenberuf?”. Der Beitrag enthält neben Kartendarstellungen auch ein Diagramm der historischen Entwicklung.
Ziel des genderATlas für die Schule ist es, Schüler/innen und Studierenden (Sek. I und v.a. Sek. II und PH) aktuelles und sehr anschauliches Informationsmaterial für eigenes forschendes Lernen zur Verfügung zu stellen. Der ATlas bietet insbesondere auch im Zusammenhang mit zu verfassenden wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten (z.B. der VWA in der AHS) ein sehr konkretes Instrument, da er vielfältige Rechercheimpulse, sowie Forschungsmethoden und -fragen bereit hält.