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Using Mobile Mapping to Determine Rates of Meander Migration in an Undergraduate Geomorphology Course
Kirsten Menking, Meg E. Stewart
Students in an undergraduate geomorphology course used tablet computers equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to map the current ...

Spatial Metaphor in Temporal Reasoning
Dedre Gentner
Abstract from this book chapter: We often talk about time in terms of space: of looking forward to a brighter tomorrow, of troubles that lie behind us, or of music that played all through the night. ...

Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects
Robert Shepard, Jacqueline Metzler
This study shows that the time to recognize that two-dimensional perspective drawings portray a three-dimensional object increases linearly with the number of angular rotations required to portray ...

Effect of Type of Practice in a Computer Aided Design Environment in Visualizing Three-Dimensional Objects from Two-Dimensional Orthographic Projections
R. Duesbury, H. O'Neil
This study to determine the effect of practice in manipulating two- and three-dimensional wireframe images on a learner's ability to visualize 3D objects shows that those who received practice ...

Spatial Ability, Navigation Strategy and Geographic Knowledge Among Men and Women
J. Dabbs Jr., E. L. Chang, R. Strong, R. Milun
This study tested the differences in navigation strategy and geographic knowledge between men and women. Men proved to be better than women in mental rotation skill, but men and women were equal in ...

Testing the first law of cognitive geography on point-display spatializations
D. R. Montello, S. I. Fabrikant, M. Ruocco, R. S. Middleton
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

Cognitive map-design research in the twentieth century: Theoretical and empirical approaches
D. R. Montello
This exploratory essay delves into the history and problems of cognitive map design. Cognitive-map design research has the goal of understanding cognition in order to improve the design and use of ...

Cognitive and usability issues in geovisualization
T. A. Slocum, C. Blok, B. Jiang, A. Koussoulakou, D. R. Montello, S. Fuhrmann, N. R. Hedley
This article highlights the progression of visualizing geospatial data and the need for these to fit within a cognitive framework. Developments in hardware and software have led to (and will continue ...

How maps work: Representation, visualization, and design
A. M. MacEachren
The book discusses how maps are used and how they can be improved. Understanding how and why maps work and do not work as representations of the world, and what it means for a map to work, are ...

Spatial memory of real environments, virtual environments, and maps
D. R. Montello, D. Waller, M. Hegarty, A. E. Richardson

Mobile GIS in geologic mapping exercises
Klauis Neumann, Michael Kutis
We have been developing and teaching the components of mobile GIS in Field Methods courses and will be incorporating them into Structural Geology exercises. Since the bedrock in east central Indiana ...

University Students' Conceptualization and Interpretation of Topographic Maps
Douglas Clark, Stephen Reynolds, Vivian Lemanowski, Thomas Stiles, Senay Yasar, Sian Proctor, Elizabeth Lewis, Charlotte Stromfors, James Corkins
(from the abstract) This study investigates the strategies and assumptions that college students entering an introductory physical geology laboratory use to interpret topographic maps, and follows ...

The Microcosmos Curriculum Guide to Exploring Microbial Space
Douglas Zook
This book, a product of a science education program supported by the National Science Foundation, integrates biology and life sciences through hands-on activities. These activities present microbes ...

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