Special Issue "Multimedia Cartography"

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Beata Medynska-Gulij
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Guest Editor
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Department of Cartography and Geomatics, Poland
Interests: cartographic reconstruction of landscape development; evaluation of mapping techniques; topography, principles, and originality in cartographic design; multimedia cartography, and manuscript maps
Dr. David Forrest
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Guest Editor
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Interests: usability of GIS to design and produce sensible maps; design of topographic maps, especially at medium scales; design and usability of tourist and public transport mapping and information systems; geospatial data usability
Dr. Pawel Cybulski
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Guest Editor
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Department of Cartography and Geomatics, Poland
Interests: spatiotemporal visualization; animated cartography; map design in multimedia; eye movement analysis in map reading process; dynamic symbols in quantitative mapping

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cartographic forms of expression connected with multimedia are technologies that interactively integrate image, video, audio, and animations. Multimedia cartography is a branch of cartography that focuses on the utilization of multimedia for the visualization and communication of data relating to space. The multidimensionality of spatial data is best presented using multimedia, for the user may more efficiently obtain and process information when he/she is forced to utilize multiple senses. The greater the interactivity between the data and the user, the greater the level of engagement with such multimedia.

This Special Issue focuses on the efficiency and attractiveness of the media for the visualization of spatial features and their information potential. We would like to invite you to submit your work exploring different media for cartography: film, animation, music, graphics, photos, sound, virtual and augmented reality, and others.

Contributions can address the following topics:

  • Maps as the core of multimedia presentation
  • Information potential of multimedia
  • Medium efficiency and medium attractiveness for the visualization of spatial features
  • Rules of map design for multimedia cartography
  • Media for cartography: film, animation, music, graphics, photos, audio, virtual and augmented reality, and others
  • Tools for designing specific cartographic multimedia products
  • Statistic and topographic maps at medium scales

Prof. Dr. Beata Medynska-Gulij
Dr. David Forrest
Dr. Pawel Cybulski
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Multimedia cartography
  • Information potential of multimedia
  • Map in film, animation
  • Multimedia visualization of spatial features
  • Medium efficiency
  • Medium attractiveness
  • Multimedia cartographic product

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User Experience in Using Graphical User Interfaces of Web Maps
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(7), 412; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9070412 - 27 Jun 2020
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The purpose of this article is to show the differences in users’ experience when performing an interactive task with GUI buttons arrangement based on Google Maps and OpenStreetMap in a simulation environment. The graphical user interface is part of an interactive multimedia map, [...] Read more.
The purpose of this article is to show the differences in users’ experience when performing an interactive task with GUI buttons arrangement based on Google Maps and OpenStreetMap in a simulation environment. The graphical user interface is part of an interactive multimedia map, and the interaction experience depends mainly on it. For this reason, we performed an eye-tracking experiment with users to examine how people experience interaction through the GUI. Based on the results related to eye movement, we presented several valuable recommendations for the design of interactive multimedia maps. For better GUI efficiency, it is suitable to group buttons with similar functions in screen corners. Users first analyze corners and only then search for the desired button. The frequency of using a given web map does not translate into generally better performance while using any GUI. Users perform more efficiently if they work with the preferred GUI. Full article
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A Sightseeing Spot Recommendation System That Takes into Account the Visiting Frequency of Users
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(7), 411; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9070411 - 27 Jun 2020
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The present study aimed to design, develop, operate and evaluate a sightseeing spot recommendation system that can efficiently and usefully support tourists while considering their visiting frequencies. This system was developed by integrating social networking services (SNSs), Web-geographic information systems (GIS) and recommendation [...] Read more.
The present study aimed to design, develop, operate and evaluate a sightseeing spot recommendation system that can efficiently and usefully support tourists while considering their visiting frequencies. This system was developed by integrating social networking services (SNSs), Web-geographic information systems (GIS) and recommendation systems. The system recommends sightseeing spots to users with different visiting frequencies, adopting two recommendation methods (knowledge-based recommendation and collaborative recommendation methods). Additionally, the system was operated for six weeks in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and the total number of users was 61. Based on the results of the web questionnaire survey, the usefulness of the system when sightseeing was high, and the recommendation function of sightseeing spots, which is an original function, received mainly good ratings. From the results of the access analysis of users’ log data, the total number of sessions in this system was 329, 77% used mobile devices, and smartphones were used most frequently. Therefore, it is evident that the system was used by different types of devices just as it was designed for, and that the system was used according to the purpose of the present study, which is to support the sightseeing activities of users. Full article
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Time, Spatial, and Descriptive Features of Pedestrian Tracks on Set of Visualizations
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(6), 348; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9060348 - 26 May 2020
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The aim of the paper is to elaborate on and evaluate a multiperspective cartographic visualization of the spatial behavior of pedestrians in urban space. The detailed objective is to indicate the level of usefulness of the proposed visualization methods for analyzing and interpreting [...] Read more.
The aim of the paper is to elaborate on and evaluate a multiperspective cartographic visualization of the spatial behavior of pedestrians in urban space. The detailed objective is to indicate the level of usefulness of the proposed visualization methods for analyzing and interpreting the following features: track shape (trajectory geometry), topographical truth, track length, track visibility, walking time, motivation for getting to the finish point, walking speed, stops, spatial context (spatial surroundings, street names, and so on), and trajectory similarity. Each of the elaborated visualization presents spatial data from a different perspective and visually strengthens other aspects of the behavior of participants of the experiment. Recording the movement of participants by means of global positioning system (GPS) receivers was the first method used in the research, with the other one being a questionnaire that made it possible to determine what kind of motivation pedestrians had when selecting a track leading to the finish point. The results demonstrate different levels of usefulness of the six presented visualizations for reading selected features of the spatial behavior of pedestrians. Full article
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Open AccessEditor’s ChoiceArticle
Complexity Level of People Gathering Presentation on an Animated Map—Objective Effectiveness Versus Expert Opinion
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(2), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9020117 - 20 Feb 2020
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The aim of the following study was to present three alternative methods of visualization on animated maps illustrating the movement of people gathered at an open-air event recorded on photographs taken by a drone. The effectiveness of an orthorectified low-level aerial image (a [...] Read more.
The aim of the following study was to present three alternative methods of visualization on animated maps illustrating the movement of people gathered at an open-air event recorded on photographs taken by a drone. The effectiveness of an orthorectified low-level aerial image (a so-called orthophoto), a dot distribution map, and a buffer map was tested in an experiment featuring experts, and key significance was attached to the juxtaposition of objective responses with subjective opinions. The results of the study enabled its authors to draw conclusions regarding the importance of visualizing topographic references (stable objects) and people (mobile objects) and the usefulness of the particular elements of animated maps for their analysis and interpretation. Full article
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