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Alan MacEachren

Дата рождения: 1952

Alan M. MacEachren is an American geographer, Professor of Geography and Director, GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University. He is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the fields of human-centered geographic visualization, scientific and information visualization, and in statistics. Wikipedia

„To make maps that work, we must depict categories using methods that match the structures of human mental categorization.“

—  Alan MacEachren

Источник: How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design (1995), p. 152. As cited in: V.P. Filippakopoulou et al. (2002)

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„Without categorization, maps would not be possible.“

—  Alan MacEachren

Источник: How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design (1995), p. 151. As cited in: V.P. Filippakopoulou et al. (2002) " Exploring Children’s Ability to Categorize and Symbolize http://users.ntua.gr/bnakos/Data/Section%205-6/Pub_5-6-37.pdf". In: Cartografia para Escolares no Brazil. Belo Horizonte

„Robinson (1952) pointed out some limits to approaching map symbolization and design from a purely artistic viewpoint, as he suggested was the guiding perspective at the time. Maps, like buildings that are designed primarily for artistic impact, are often not functional… Robinson (1952) argued that treating maps as art can lead to "arbitrary and capricious" decisions. He saw only two alternatives: either standardize everything so that no confusion can result about the meaning of symbols, or study and analyze characteristics of perception as they apply to maps so that symbolization and design decisions can be based on "objective" rules… Robinson's dissertation, then, signaled the beginning of a more objective approach to map symbolization and design based on testing the effectiveness of alternatives, an approach that followed the positivist model of physical science. In his dissertation, Robinson cited several aspects of cartographic method for which he felt more objective guidelines were required (e. g., lettering, color, and map design). He also suggested that this objective look at cartographic methods should begin by considering the limitations of human perception. One goal he proposed was identification of the "least practical differences" in map symbols“

—  Alan MacEachren

e.g., the smallest difference in lettering size that would be noticeable to most readers
Источник: How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design (1995), p. 2-3

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