Recently, along with the breakthrough of the Internet and mobile environment, the development towards screen maps used as intelligent user interfaces appears to be emergent. This means that if we consider the map on a mobile device to be one type of a graphical user interface, the same usability issues that occur in other software development must also be… (More)
In this article we give an overview of some challenges in how to make geospatial information more useable and accessible. We also suggest a roadmap for dealing with these challenges -- and introduce a new EU project HaptiMap.
Along with the increasing number of mobile applications for pedestrian use a need arises for more intuitive wayfinding instructions, also for broader use such as hiking. To get a deeper understanding about what kinds of terms and concepts people use when moving in a natural environment and how they describe their surroundings, an empirical thinking aloud… (More)
Geospatial images, such as maps and aerial photographs, are important sources of spatial knowledge that people use for wayfinding. The rapid development of geodata acquisition and digital graphics has recently led to rather complete geographic coverage of both traditional and novel types of geospatial images. Divergent types of geospatial images vary in… (More)