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Evaluation of 2D and 3D Map Presentation for Geo-Visualization
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With increasingly available stereoscopic technology and techniques, it is interesting to investigate new ways of representing information using stereoscopy. Within this context a user study was performed to compare if it is worthwhile to use 3D map presentations over 2D, and to identify how much a 3D stereoscopic map can be slanted without losing the perception of information. Two different visual tasks were evaluated, these visual tasks were: 1) identification of the smallest distance between two points; 2) combinational task that included both the identification of the smallest distance between two points, and the comparison of bar heights. The tested visual conditions were a 2D ('2D') visualization, static monoscopic 3D visualization ('W3D'), and a head- tracking stereoscopic visualization ('S3D'). The respective performance was measured in terms of accuracy and time of execution of the stimuli. Results showed no benefit of using 3D map presentation over a 2D map presentation in both visual tasks. Slanting a 3D stereoscopic map, 55 degrees got the best performance. 

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2011. , 26 p.
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9448OAI: diva2:422854
Subject / course
Computer science
Educational program
Computer science
Available from: 2011-06-16 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2011-06-16Bibliographically approved

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