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Improving the cartographic visualization techniques of platial features – the example of London parks

Harvey, Luke (2020) Improving the cartographic visualization techniques of platial features – the example of London parks.

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Abstract:This study attempted to improve the cartographic visualisation of platial aspects. In recent years there has been an increase in platial studies but any cartographic depictions of platial aspects remain inadequate and often rely on supportive text. Using the increasing ties between cartography and art, techniques inspired by illustrative map makers were tested to determine their suitability to convey platial relationships. The study uses two parks in South West London where platial aspects were identified through park user interviews. The four identified platial aspects were discussed and attempts to improve their cartographic visualisations were made. Accurate park personas were created based on responses from the interviews, and map visualisations attempts were generated to represent their platial relationships. The visualisations ability to convey platial information was evaluated by an online survey with 75 responses. Results show that the line styling techniques were often associated with spatial relationships, but jagged lines have the most potential in depicting stress. Improvements to the temporal elements of a place ballet have been made, but other elements require further development. A hierarchy of radiating stress lines was established, and a subtle affordance icon layer can be used to define subregions and the affordances within them. The implications of these results are discussed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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