From metaphor to method: Cartographic perspectives on information visualization
A. Skupin 2000 Salt Lake City: IEEE In IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, InfoVis 2000 (pp. 91-97).
This paper discusses how geographic and cartographic notions can/could influence the design of visualizations for textual information spaces. Spatial metaphors in information visualization are a result of the realization that such metaphors have great value in the exploration and analysis of nongeograpic information. While such metaphors are used often in the field, there is a noticeable lack of consideration for existing cartographic expertise.