Rendering Effective Route Maps: Improving Usability Through Generalization

“Route maps, which depict a path from one location to another, have emerged as one of the most popular applications on the Web. Current computer-generated

“Route maps, which depict a path from one location to another, have emerged as one of the most popular applications on the Web. Current computer-generated route maps, however, are often very difficult to use. In this paper we present a set of cartographic generalization techniques specifically designed to improve the usability of route maps. Our generalization techniques are based both on cognitive psychology research studying how route maps are used and on an analysis of the generalizations commonly found in handdrawn route maps.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE