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Age group influence for effectiveness study of color symbol scheme on choropleth map of population density in special region of Yogyakarta

Paper Abstract

Map can show information needed by map users from various scientific fields, especially in Indonesia. Effective maps can help users understand. One of the factors that influence the effectiveness of map reading is the color symbol scheme used in symbolization. Effectiveness’ study of color symbol scheme applied on choropleth mapping. Choropleth map is using population density data in Special Region of Yogyakarta. The selection of the study area in the Special Province of Yogyakarta is because the Special Region of Yogyakarta is one of the provinces in Indonesia which has a fairly high population density in the area of 3,185.80 km2 . In 2016, the population density of the Special Province of Yogyakarta ranked 4th in the Indonesian Statistics 2017 by the Central Bureau of Statistics, which amounted to 1,188 population per km2 . The effectiveness of color symbol schemes adapts the capabilities of each user. This study is expected to be able to study the effect of age group differences on maps with the best color symbol scheme. All scientific field that used choropleth map of population density consist of 2 age groups, those are 20-25 years old and >5 years old respondents. The purpose of this study was to observe age group influence for the most effective color symbol scheme for mapping population density in the Special Region of Yogyakarta. The result of this study shows the difference between age group based on the important aspects of conventional-eye tracking. The important aspects to consider are average answering duration, the accuracy of the answer and easiness level of symbolization readings. The first group (20-25 years) shows map 3 (diverging color scheme) as a map with the most effective color symbol scheme. While group 2 (>25 years) shows map 1 (ArcGIS 10.3 color scheme) as a map with the most effective color symbol scheme. This research is expected to be able to show the influence of age in determining the best color symbol scheme on population density maps so that its effectiveness can be adjusted specifically to map users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11311, Sixth Geoinformation Science Symposium, 1131107 (21 November 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2546072
Show Author Affiliations
Zulfa Nur'aini 'Afifah, Univ. Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
. Sudaryatno, Univ. Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11311:
Sixth Geoinformation Science Symposium
Sandy Budi Wibowo; Andi B. Rimba; Stuart Phinn; Ammar A. Aziz; Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo; Hasti Widyasamratri; Sanjiwana Arjasakusuma, Editor(s)

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