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A spatial reference frame model of Beijing based on spatial cognitive experiment
Author(s): Jie Zhang; Jing Zhang; Yu Liu
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Paper Abstract

Orientation relation in the spatial relation is very important in GIS. People can obtain orientation information by making use of map reading and the cognition of the surrounding environment, and then create the spatial reference frame. City is a kind of special spatial environment, a person with life experiences has some spatial knowledge about the city where he or she lives in. Based on the spatial knowledge of the city environment, people can position, navigate and understand the meaning embodied in the environment correctly. Beijing as a real geographic space, its layout is very special and can form a kind of new spatial reference frame. Based on the characteristics of the layout of Beijing city, this paper will introduce a new spatial reference frame of Beijing and use two psychological experiments to validate its cognitive plausibility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6418, Geoinformatics 2006: GNSS and Integrated Geospatial Applications, 64181A (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.712925
Show Author Affiliations
Jie Zhang, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Jing Zhang, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Yu Liu, Peking Univ. (China)


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Geoinformatics 2006: GNSS and Integrated Geospatial Applications

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