Exploring approaches to computer cartography and spatial analysis in cognitive mapping research: CMAP and MiniGASP prototype packages


Kitchin, Rob (1996) Exploring approaches to computer cartography and spatial analysis in cognitive mapping research: CMAP and MiniGASP prototype packages. Cartographic Journal, 33 (1). pp. 51-55. ISSN 0008-7041

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Abstract

Much cognitive mapping data consists of spatial elements such as points, lines and polygons. This makes it possible to analyze such data with traditional spatial statistics and to visualise them using cartographic techniques. Using this approach can reveal 'hidden' spatial patterns and provide quantitative evidence which can be used in identifying, understanding and explaining cognitive mapping theories. This paper examines the role of computer cartography and spatial analysis in cognitive mapping research and the most appropriate approach to their implementation. The possible contribution of Geographical Information Systems (GISs) is investigated and the development and implementation of two stand-alone specialised packages, CMAP and MiniGASP are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: computer cartography; spatial analysis; cognitive mapping; research; CMAP; MiniGASP; prototype packages;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7256
Identification Number: 10.1179/caj.1996.33.1.51
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 14:21
Journal or Publication Title: Cartographic Journal
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Refereed: No
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