Current Approaches to Cognitive Cartography - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128170328

Current Approaches to Cognitive Cartography, Volume 10

1st Edition

Editors: Dennis Edler Frank Dickmann
Paperback ISBN: 9780128170328
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2021
Page Count: 320
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Table of Contents

1. Current Trends in Cognitive Cartography
1.1 Symbol Design
1.2 Animation
1.3 Audio-visual Approaches
1.4 3D / Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
1.5 Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)

2. Current and Potential Methods
2.1 Behavioral Methods
2.2 Eye-Tracking Methods
2.3 Neuroscience Methods

3. Future Challenge of Cognitive Cartography


Current Approaches to Cognitive Cartography, Volume Nine emphasizes the growing importance of understanding cognitive structures in the use of modern cartographic media, a topic frequently expressed in current papers published by cartographers. Investigating cognitive impacts on map use requires established methods of experimental sciences to derive robust and reliable messages for the formation of theory in cartography Throughout the last decade, the international cartographic community has regularly highlighted the relevance of experimental studies for the future of a user-centered cartography. This book brings together current developments in the field of a user-oriented cognitive cartography.

Key Features

  • Brings together current developments in the field of user-oriented cognitive cartography
  • Provides research reviews that summarize recent findings
  • Offers future perspectives on methods by experts in neuroscience and cognitive psychology


Students or researchers in cartography, geography, spatial cognition, cognitive psychology, neuroscience


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About the Editors

Dennis Edler Editor

Dr Dennis Edler is a senior lecturer (permanent staff member) at the Geography Department of the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB). Since 2012, he has been working on research projects linking key questions of cartography with theoretical approaches of cognitive psychology and methods of experimental psychology. In 2017, he was invited guest editor of a special issue “Methods and Applications of Empirical Cartography” (Journal: Kartographische Nachrichten – Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Frank Dickmann Editor

Dr Frank Dickmann is Professor of Cartography and GI Science at the Geography Department of Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB). Since 2007, he has supervised many research projects on cognitive visualization topics. He and his team published many international papers in the field of cognitive cartography.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany