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The cognitive reality of schematic maps
Type of publication: Incollection
Citation: cosyklippelrichteretal
Publication status: Published
Booktitle: Map-based mobile services - Theories, methods, and implementations
Year: 2005
Pages: 57-74
Publisher: Springer; Berlin
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Abstract: In graphics and language, schematization is an important method to emphasize certain aspects and to deemphasize others. Different disciplines use schematization for different reasons. In cartography, graphic schematization is an aspect of map generalization; here, the origins of schematization are of technical nature and schematization has not been picked out as a specific topic of concern. In cognitive science, schematization is addressed as a method to intentionally emphasize certain aspects of knowledge beyond technical necessity; the notion of schematic map is proposed to denote maps that employ schematization for cognitive representational reasons. This article discusses different views of schematization from cartography, linguistics, and artificial intelligence. Connections to qualitative reasoning in artificial intelligence are drawn. We address human spatial cognition and present examples of taskoriented representations. Finally, multimodality for conveying spatial knowledge and its application in schematic maps are discussed.
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Authors Klippel, Alexander
Richter, Kai-Florian
Barkowsky, Thomas
Freksa, Christian
Editors Meng, Liqiu
Zipf, Alexander
Reichenbacher, Tumasch
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