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Dynamic map labeling for users
Ooms, K.; Kellens, W.; Fack, V. (2009). Dynamic map labeling for users, in: Proceedings of the 24th International Cartographic Conferences, Santiago Chile, 2009. pp. 1-12
In: (2009). Proceedings of the 24th International Cartographic Conferences, Santiago Chile, 2009. International Cartographic Association (ICA): [s.l.]. , more

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  • Ooms, K., more
  • Kellens, W., more
  • Fack, V.

Abstract
    In this paper, the effectiveness of certain aspects of the label placement method on dynamic and interactive maps towards the user is examined. Reducing the number of labels which need to be considered by the method will drastically improve its efficiency. A user study is constructed to test whether these adaptations have an influence on the effectiveness of the map towards the user. The conducted tests utilize the eye tracking method to get an insight of the user’s cognitive processes while performing a visual search on these maps. The obtained results reveal that the user does not notice the adaptations on the map. This leads to the conclusion that the efficiency of the map can be improved without causing distorting in the user’s cognitive map.

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