First approaches to the usability of Digital Map Libraries

Fernández Wyttenbach, Alberto and Moya Honduvilla, Javier and Álvarez, Mabel and Bernabe Poveda, Miguel Ángel (2008). First approaches to the usability of Digital Map Libraries. In: "3rd. International Workshop in Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage. Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage.", 26/06/2008-27/06/2008, Barcelona, España. ISBN 1790-3769.

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Title: First approaches to the usability of Digital Map Libraries
Author/s:
  • Fernández Wyttenbach, Alberto
  • Moya Honduvilla, Javier
  • Álvarez, Mabel
  • Bernabe Poveda, Miguel Ángel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 3rd. International Workshop in Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage. Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage.
Event Dates: 26/06/2008-27/06/2008
Event Location: Barcelona, España
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 3rd. International Workshop in Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage. Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage.
Date: 2008
ISBN: 1790-3769
Volume: 3, iss
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Cartography; Usability; Geoportal; DML; SDI; Internet; History
Faculty: E.T.S.I. en Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Topográfica y Cartografía [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The Internet is a powerful tool providing different online communication options on geographic approaches. In addition to searching, geoportals provide tools to visualize, explore and download information. Cartographic heritage contained in the Digital Map Libraries (DML) stands out as an exceptional case within the generic frame of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). There are useful and basic similarities between the global reality of an SDI as a distributed geoportal and a DML; conformance to standards, agreements and services. However, some technological and policy considerations must be taken into account apart from the characteristics common to all SDI in any thematic field. On a first approach to these peculiarities, it is necessary to search different ways to present old maps preserving the original information needed by researchers, without reducing visual quality and Web potentiality. As a specific geoportal in cartographic heritage, some usability recommendations should be taken into account when designing navigation browsers in the DML, apart from the application functionalities. Usability will play an important role to succeed in the provider- citizen communication process. Some specific experiences have been carried out in this field so far, trying to include the DML services in a local SDI prototype and introducing a first approach to visualization methodology. Conclusions are presented at the end, in order to carry out an in-depth study in the future.

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Item ID: 3636
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3636/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3636
Official URL: http://www.e-perimetron.org/Vol_3_2/Fernadez-Wyttenbach_et_al.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Jul 2010 10:41
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 16:37
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