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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Meaningful Mobile Maps

Looking at the math to make mobile maps more meaningful.  Could also be applied beyond geographical maps to maps of knowledge or interactions.    Even virtual reality representations.

" ... Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) researchers say they have developed a method to ensure mathematically optimal adaptation of the labeling to the perspective and driving direction on digital maps. ... The researchers say the challenge is in keeping the representation and labeling clear, no matter how the user adjusts the visible range and how the route continues. "When the labelings overlap, jump, or flicker, the added value is lost and a driver distracted by irritating representations may be a danger in road traffic," says KIT researcher Martin Nollenburg. ... " 

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