© 2008

Map-based Mobile Services

Design, Interaction and Usability

  • Liqiu Meng
  • Alexander Zipf
  • Stephan Winter

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Stefano Burigat, Luca Chittaro
    Pages 13-32
  3. Birgit Elias, Volker Paelke
    Pages 33-56
  4. Matteo Palmonari, Stefania Bandini
    Pages 105-124
  5. Joe Weakliam, David Wilson, Michela Bertolotto
    Pages 125-145
  6. Julie Doyle, Michela Bertolotto, David Wilson
    Pages 146-167
  7. Kristiina Jokinen
    Pages 168-197
  8. Antti Nurminen, Antti Oulasvirta
    Pages 198-227
  9. Derek Reilly, Bonnie Mackay, Kori Inkpen
    Pages 267-292
  10. Ashweeni Beeharee, Anthony Steed
    Pages 293-309
  11. Volker Paelke, Leif Oppermann, Christian Reimann
    Pages 310-334

About this book


The worldwide popularisation of mobile communication technologies and the incre- ing awareness of usability issues since 1990’s have been urging map designers to s- cialise and extend cartographic semiotics, visualisation styles and map use techniques for mobile contexts and small display devices. As a follow-up to the first book “M- based Mobile Services – Theories, Methods and Implementations” published in 2005, this new one is devoted to design strategies, user interactions and usability issues. It addresses methods and techniques for topics that range from design and rendering, context modelling, personalisation, multimodal interaction to usability test. Instead of striving for a seamless coverage of all essential theoretical and technical issues with an equal depth and extent, we attempt to pinpoint a number of research highlights and representative development activities at universities, research institutions and so- ware industry. The operational prototypes and platforms reported in the book are on the one hand outcome and feasibility proof of various approaches. On the other hand, they serve as a new starting point for the refinement of user interfaces and iterative usability tests. The book is intended not only for cartographers, surveying engineers and g- information scientists engaged in the development of location-based services, but also for software engineers and cognitive scientists working with interface design and - ability assessment. In addition, we try to provide a number of real-life case studies for students, academics and practitioners from GIS, computer graphics and other relevant disciplines.


3D Informatics Routing Spatial cognition cartography geoinformatics navigation performance rendering software engineering usability visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Liqiu Meng
    • 1
  • Alexander Zipf
    • 2
  • Stephan Winter
    • 3
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für KartographieTechnische Universität MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Arbeitsgruppe Kartographie Das geographische InstitutUniversität BonnGermany
  3. 3.Department of GeomaticsThe University of MelbourneAustralia

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