Publications in Scientific Journals:

M. Gede, H. Hargitai, E. Simonne-Dombovari:
"Blind Mouse on Mars and on the Moon: A Map Game for Disseminating Planetary Topographic Knowledge";
Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, 48 (2013), 4; 325 - 331.

English abstract:
We have developed an online neo-cartographic game that displays the basic features and landform types of the Moon and Mars and makes the otherwise opaque planetary toponyms more familiar to students (accessible at http://vakeger.elte.hu). The main goal of this online application is to disseminate planetary cartographic knowledge to students of middle and high schools. The game is based on the concept of edutainment, the method of attractive teaching and learning with the help of multimedia applications. The game combines two parallel projects: a development dealing with mute map games in the education of (terrestrial) geography and the multilingual planetary map and globe series published by the ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography.

planetary maps, edutainment, Moon, Mars

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