Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems

  • Timothy L. Nyerges
  • David M. Mark
  • Robert Laurini
  • Max J. Egenhofer

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Timothy L. Nyerges, David M. Mark, Robert Laurini, Max Egenhofer
      Pages 1-8
    2. Andrew G. Turk
      Pages 9-17
  3. Spatial Cognition and HCI for GIS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. David M. Mark, Scott M. Freundschuh
      Pages 21-28
    3. Reginald G. Golledge
      Pages 29-44
  4. User Behavior

  5. User Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-145
    2. Marie-Aude Aufaure-Portier
      Pages 163-178
    3. Paul J. Densham, Marc P. Armstrong
      Pages 179-196
    4. Françoise Milleret-Raffort
      Pages 197-211
    5. Maurici Ruiz Pérez, Joana M. Seguí Pons, Josep Blat Gimeno, Miquel Nadal Reig
      Pages 221-238
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 145-145
  6. Cross-Cultural Influences

  7. Collaborative GIS — Computer Supported Cooperative Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-286
    2. François Golay, Timothy L. Nyerges
      Pages 287-294
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 286-286
  8. Task Analysis and Design Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-326
    2. Clare Davies
      Pages 327-341
    3. Andrew G. Turk
      Pages 393-403
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 325-326
  9. Research Directions: Reports from the Discussion Groups

    1. Timothy L. Nyerges, James D. Orrell III, Matthew J. Barry
      Pages 405-427
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 429-435

About this book


A significant part of understanding how people use geographic information and technology concerns human cognition. This book provides the first comprehensive in-depth examination of the cognitive aspects of human-computer interaction for geographic information systems (GIS). Cognitive aspects are treated in relation to individual, group, behavioral, institutional, and cultural perspectives. Extensions of GIS in the form of spatial decision support systems and SDSS for groups are part of the geographic information technology considered.
Audience: Geographic information users, systems analysts and system designers, researchers in human-computer interaction will find this book an information resource for understanding cognitive aspects of geographic information technology use, and the methods appropriate for examining this use.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme decision support system human-computer interaction (HCI) information information system spatial decision support system

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy L. Nyerges
    • 1
  • David M. Mark
    • 2
  • Robert Laurini
    • 3
  • Max J. Egenhofer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Geography, DP-10University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, Department of GeographyState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de LyonUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon IVilleurbanne CedexFrance
  4. 4.National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4049-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0103-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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