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dc.contributor.authorGreene, Wilmot McRae
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T19:58:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T19:58:32Z
dc.date.issued2000-05
dc.identifier.othergreene_wilmot_m_200005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/greene_wilmot_m_200005_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20073
dc.description.abstractThis research examined if the sound variable of pitch is a suitable representative for elevation data on a map. The experiment utilized a method in which pitch was used in conjunction with virtual displays of topographic maps. Subjects were evaluated according to how they performed simple map reading tasks where one group was allowed to hear sounds and the other was not. Results indicate that sound enhancement improves map readers' accuracy and speed. The pitches also eliminated an increase in response time due to more visually complex maps. The experiment detailed in this thesis produced dramatic evidence that utilizing this multi-sensory symbolization scheme increases accuracy and decreases response time to topographic map reading questions.
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAuditory Display
dc.subjectCartography
dc.subjectVisualization
dc.subjectSonification
dc.subjectMultimedia
dc.subjectTopographic Maps
dc.titleUsing sound variables to expedite topographic map reading
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorThomas W. Hodler
dc.description.committeeThomas W. Hodler
dc.description.committeeDavid Leigh
dc.description.committeeC. P. Lo


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