Effects of geometry, landmarks and orientation strategies in the 'drop-off' orientation task

David Peebles, Clare Davies, Rodrigo Mora

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Abstract

Previous work is reviewed and an experiment described to examine the spatial and strategic cognitive factors impacting on human orientation in the 'drop-off' static orientation scenario, where a person is matching a scene to a map to establish directional correspondence. The relative roles of salient landmarks and scene content and geometry, including space syntax isovist measures, are explored both in terms of general effects, individual differences between participant strategies, and the apparent cognitive processes involved. In general people tend to be distracted by salient 3D landmarks even when they know these will not be detectable on the map, but benefit from a salient 2D landmark whose geometry is present in both images. However, cluster analysis demonstrated clear variations in strategy and in the relative roles of the geometry and content of the scene. Results are discussed in the context of improving future geographic information content.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial Information Theory - 8th International Conference, COSIT 2007, Proceedings
EditorsStephan Winter, Matt Duckham, Lars Kulik, Ben Kuipers
Pages390-405
Number of pages16
Volume4736
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event8th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2007 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 Sep 200723 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4736 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2007
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period19/09/0723/09/07

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Individual Differences
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Peebles, D., Davies, C., & Mora, R. (2007). Effects of geometry, landmarks and orientation strategies in the 'drop-off' orientation task. In S. Winter, M. Duckham, L. Kulik, & B. Kuipers (Eds.), Spatial Information Theory - 8th International Conference, COSIT 2007, Proceedings (Vol. 4736, pp. 390-405). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4736 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74788-8_24
Peebles, David ; Davies, Clare ; Mora, Rodrigo. / Effects of geometry, landmarks and orientation strategies in the 'drop-off' orientation task. Spatial Information Theory - 8th International Conference, COSIT 2007, Proceedings. editor / Stephan Winter ; Matt Duckham ; Lars Kulik ; Ben Kuipers. Vol. 4736 2007. pp. 390-405 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Peebles, D, Davies, C & Mora, R 2007, Effects of geometry, landmarks and orientation strategies in the 'drop-off' orientation task. in S Winter, M Duckham, L Kulik & B Kuipers (eds), Spatial Information Theory - 8th International Conference, COSIT 2007, Proceedings. vol. 4736, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4736 LNCS, pp. 390-405, 8th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2007, Melbourne, Australia, 19/09/07. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74788-8_24

Effects of geometry, landmarks and orientation strategies in the 'drop-off' orientation task. / Peebles, David; Davies, Clare; Mora, Rodrigo.

Spatial Information Theory - 8th International Conference, COSIT 2007, Proceedings. ed. / Stephan Winter; Matt Duckham; Lars Kulik; Ben Kuipers. Vol. 4736 2007. p. 390-405 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4736 LNCS).

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Peebles D, Davies C, Mora R. Effects of geometry, landmarks and orientation strategies in the 'drop-off' orientation task. In Winter S, Duckham M, Kulik L, Kuipers B, editors, Spatial Information Theory - 8th International Conference, COSIT 2007, Proceedings. Vol. 4736. 2007. p. 390-405. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74788-8_24