Audiovisual communication of object-names improves the spatial accuracy of recalled object-locations in topographic maps

GND
1028574037
Affiliation
Geomatics/Cartography Group, Geography Department, Ruhr University Bochum
Lammert-Siepmann, Nils;
GND
1036616142
Affiliation
Geomatics/Cartography Group, Geography Department, Ruhr University Bochum
Bestgen, Anne-Kathrin;
GND
1036740374
VIAF
287088479
ORCID
0000-0002-2260-9103
Affiliation
Geomatics/Cartography Group, Geography Department, Ruhr University Bochum
Edler, Dennis;
GND
132985772
VIAF
28247328
Affiliation
Methodology and Evaluation, International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Kuchinke, Lars;
GND
121574547
VIAF
5791533
ORCID
0000-0002-9012-9419
Affiliation
Geomatics/Cartography Group, Geography Department, Ruhr University Bochum
Dickmann, Frank

Knowing the correct location of a specific object learned from a (topographic) map is fundamental for orientation and navigation tasks. Spatial reference systems, such as coordinates or cardinal directions, are helpful tools for any geometric localization of positions that aims to be as exact as possible. Considering modern visualization techniques of multimedia cartography, map elements transferred through the auditory channel can be added easily. Audiovisual approaches have been discussed in the cartographic community for many years. However, the effectiveness of audiovisual map elements for map use has hardly been explored so far. Within an interdisciplinary (cartography-cognitive psychology) research project, it is examined whether map users remember object-locations better if they do not just read the corresponding place names, but also listen to them as voice recordings. This approach is based on the idea that learning object-identities influences learning object-locations, which is crucial for map-reading tasks. The results of an empirical study show that the additional auditory communication of object names not only improves memory for the names (object-identities), but also for the spatial accuracy of their corresponding object-locations. The audiovisual communication of semantic attribute information of a spatial object seems to improve the binding of object-identity and object-location, which enhances the spatial accuracy of object-location memory.

Cite

Citation style:
Could not load citation form.

Access Statistic

Total:
Downloads:
Abtractviews:
Last 12 Month:
Downloads:
Abtractviews:

Rights

Use and reproduction:

Export