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Town and gown: Visualising university neighbourhoods as places within the urban environment

Glebova, Milana (2021) Town and gown: Visualising university neighbourhoods as places within the urban environment.

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Abstract:This study attempts to improve the cartographic visualisation of crisp and fuzzy boundaries and internal structure of neighbourhoods as placial features on the example of three university neighbourhoods in Moscow. Human scientists and sociologists have been studying the geography of perception for a long time and have established a solid theoretical background, but the studies in that field lack proper cartographic visualisations. Staying on the crossroads between human geography, cartography and platial research, this study aims to develop suitable visualisation techniques to show how university neighbourhoods embed in the urban environment. To do so, a number of cartographic techniques to depict boundaries and internal structure of university neighbourhoods was generated. The survey was conducted in order to evaluate how these techniques deal with conveying information about the geography and sense of place of university neighbourhoods. The survey results indicated that most successful are the techniques which clearly show internal subdivision of a neighbourhood and allow to see the basemap under the symbology layer. The location of boundaries can be found out through a survey by gathering individual neighbourhood maps, while the core identification is needed additional verification. The implementation of these techniques for crisp and fuzzy boundaries depiction is discussed in the thesis.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
Link to this item:https://purl.utwente.nl/essays/89094
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