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Searching Information from Screen Maps

@inproceedings{Hermans2003SearchingIF,
  title={Searching Information from Screen Maps},
  author={Outi Hermans and Jari Laarni},
  booktitle={Scandinavian Research Conference on Geographical Information Science},
  year={2003}
}
Geographical information and digital maps are integrated in many ways into our every-day life through various GIS solutions. Screen maps and map interfaces should be easyto-use for many kinds of user groups. Since digital maps have opened new ways to use geographic information, screen map users are facing new kinds of perceptual and cognitive challenges. There is, however, quite little knowledge of how people find information from a screen map. This paper describes a study where geographic… 

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