MAPS FOR COMMAND AND CONTROL: THE HUMAN FACTORS ISSUES

Authors
  1. McCann, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Maps are an important source of information in all types of command and control and specialized maps for tasks in the area are desirable. However, fundamental human factors research is needed before such maps can be developed. The report reviews some of the human factors issues involved in the design and evaluation of maps as information display systems. It concludes that there are four main areas in which research should be applied: analysis of user requirements; categorization of map problem-solving tasks; techniques for coding information on computer-based map displays; and techniques for scaling computer-based maps.
Report Number
80-R-06 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1980
Number of Pages
21
DSTKIM No
80-00826
CANDIS No
88526
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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