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Completed research project

Title / Titel Measuring the complexity of map designs: metrics and perception
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Summary / Zusammenfassung The technological developments in the last two decades challenges the established paradigms of map design and production. Display size is no longer fixed, map producer is no longer only a cartographer and many commercial services as well as open source initiatives compete in the digital 'map market'. There are many good things to say about these developments, however, we need to establish new paradigms on map making. Within this framework, we study the complexity of maps; what makes a map complex and if there is a good method to measure the map complexity.

More specifically this project aims at developing and studying the methods of complexity measures for maps, and compare the 'metric' measures for complexity with what humans find complex. A set of methodological and experimental approaches allow us to study this phenomena.
Publications / Publikationen Schnur, S., Bektas K., Salahi M., Coltekin A., 2010, A Comparison of Measured and Perceived Visual Complexity for Dynamic Web Maps, (refereed extended abstract), Proceedings of GIScience 2010

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Keywords / Suchbegriffe digital maps, online maps, complexity, perception
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dr. Arzu Coltekin (Project Leader)
Ms. Susan Schnur  
Mr. Kenan Bektas  
Mr. Masoud Salahi  
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Others, No project-specific funding
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Mar 2010 to Mar 2012