Contributions to Books:
D. Persson, G. Gartner, M. Buchroithner:
"Towards a typology of interactivity functions for visual map exploration";
in: "Geographic Hypermedia - Concepts and Systems",
E. Stefanakis et al. (ed.);
Technological changes and new forms of data transmission lead to a
separation of storage and presentation of spatial data. An increasing
amount of spatial data can be visualized on-screen, mainly through
interactive map use. The presentation of spatial data is combined with
exploration, implying individual search for patterns, structures and
trends in unknown data space. Many different functions are realized in
various applications, but methodical fundamentals are still missing. The International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Visualization and Virtual Environments therefore formulates the following challenge in its research agenda: "a typology of geospatial interface tasks is needed to structure both design of tools and formal testing" (CARTWRIGHT et. al, 2001).
The aim of this paper is to present such a typology, limited to the
exploration of data of anthropogenic contents. As a consequence, this
work contributes towards a standardization of the variety of interactive visualization tools. This standardization implies a facilitation of both the concept of interfaces and the assessment of realized interfaces.
Online library catalogue of the TU Vienna:
Project Head Georg Gartner:
Entwicklung eines Prototyps "ÍROK Atlas online"
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