In this research, we look at what kind of "equipment" are provided to maps for different purposes and how effective they can be in transmitting information.
Try reading maps! Our test examines the competencies needed to read large-scale maps and then determines your level in map reading skill based on your responses.
Estimated filling time: 5 min
A new research topic „Map Display” was added to the research group from June 2019. The appearance of the map tells a lot about the creator, but also how much the map reader can trust the information on the map! The newly launched theme explores the use of map elements. In connection with this topic, our research team has been expanded with a new member: Márton Pál, graduate master, joined us with a ÚNKP grant application.
Two members of our team participated and Csaba Szigeti gave a lecture at the 7th ICC & GIS Conference held in Sozopol, Bulgaria from 18 to 23 June 2018. The title of the performance is “Measuring The Map Readers' Interpretation of Hypsography”.
On the 1st of December, 2017, Gáspár Albert and Csaba Szigeti presented a speech at the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences titled: Experimental Cartography in the XXI Century - the cartography of individualized digital maps.
From the 2nd to 7th of July 2017 Gáspár Albert and Csaba Szigeti participated in the International Cartographic Conference, in Washington D.C. Gáspár Albert’s presentation How hard is it to design maps for beginners, intermediates and experts? and Csaba Szigeti’s poster On the Way to Create Individualized Cartographic Images for Online Maps Using Free and Open Source Tools highlighted the research group’s latest results. Both presentations are published as a chapter in the Springer book of the conference
On the 13th of June 2017 Csaba Szigeti introduced our study results to the Budapest Hiking Sport Community with a presentation called How to help the interpretation of maps?
Between the 31st of March and 2nd of April 2017 Csaba Szigeti participated on the Spring Wind Conference with a presentation titled How to create online maps with dynamic map keys using open source tools?
On the 9th of February 2017, our research group had a presentation at the Cartographic section of the Hungarian Society of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, titled Introducing researches of experimental cartography to create map keys assisting map reading.
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Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Eötvös Loránd University