Selective encoding in the interpretation of topographic maps
M. Eley 1991 Applied Cognitive Psychology 5(5), 403-422

This paper describes two experiments in which experienced adult map readers compared three-dimensional land surface drawings against previously and separately studied contour maps. Results indicate that discriminably present or absent relief information is selectively encoded to the extent that it contributes to task efficiency and that the absence of more minor features from that landsurface should have negligible overall influence on the comparison judgment.

Subject: Psychology, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Journal Article
Special Interest: Spatial Thinking
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Spatial Intelligence:3D, Maps, Spatial Representations Of Data
Topics: Earth surface