GeoVISTA members participate in the International Cartographic Conference

The GeoVISTA Center was well-represented at the 25th International Cartographic Conference (ICC), held this year in Paris from July 3rd-8th.

GeoVISTA Director Alan MacEachren presented the paper GEO-TWITTER ANALYTICS: APPLICATIONS IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT.

GeoVISTA Assistant Director Anthony Robinson presented his paper, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEB-BASED EVALUATION OF THE USE OF SPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES.

GeoVISTA Faculty Associate Cynthia Brewer chaired a session about Jacques Bertin and graphic semiology, as well as presented her paper, CHOOSING BETWEEN GEOMETRY CHANGE AND DISPLAY CHANGE FOR MULTISCALE MAPPING: THE ROLE OF ELIMINATION IN DESIGN.

Among GeoVISTA graduate students, Paulo Raposo presented his paper, COMPARISON OF TOPOGRAPHIC MAP DESIGNS FOR OVERLAY ON ORTHOIMAGE BACKGROUNDS. Robert Roth presented a poster, A COMPARISON OF METHODS FOR EVALUATING CARTOGRAPHIC INTERFACES. Elaine Guidero presented a poster on MAP DESIGN FOR CHILDREN: AN APPLIED COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVE. Raechel Bianchetti presented her poster, A USER INTERFACE FOR AIDING IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY DECISION MAKING.

Two graduate students who will be joining GeoVISTA in the fall also participated. Jennifer Smith presented her paper EFFECTIVE COLOR SCHEMES FOR 3D ANIMATIONS OF URBAN LANDSCAPES WITH A SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DIMENSION and Josh Stevens presented a poster, A USER-CENTERED APPROACH TO NETWORK SEGMENTATION IN THE DESIGN OF TRAFFIC MAPS.

GeoVISTA alumni were also active at ICC: Tom Auer presented a paper, USER GENERATED CARTOGRAPHY BY CROWD SOURCING WEB MAP STYLING; Sven Fuhrman presented MAKING MORE SPACE FOR ART: A PILOT STUDY; Robert Edsall presented a poster, SOUNDS DANGEROUS: EMOTION, GEOVISUAL ANALYTICS, AND MUSIC.

For more information, contact Krista Kahler at kck12@psu.edu

Visit http://www.icc2011.fr/ to learn more.