CLASSIFICATION OF MAP-READING TASKS

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Authors
  1. McCann, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report presents a classification of map tasks. It begins by reviewing some of the issues involved in developing task taxonomies for map usage, and mentions the map task classification schemes suggested by other researchers. A typical military scenario involving extensive use of maps is presented, and then a more comprehensive map task classification is developed. Effective classification of map usage patterns will aid the selection of map reading tasks for experiments in map design; will improve evaluation of map displays; and may lead to clearer understanding of what psychological abilities make good map readers. Ultimately a good understanding of map reading tasks and their demands will be essential for allocation of functions between man and machine as maps become computer-based.
Report Number
DCIEM-82-R-59 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1982
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
83-01458
CANDIS No
39347
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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