Usability Evaluation Methods for Spatial Information Visualisation - Case Study: Evaluation of Tourist Maps

Pavel Sedlák, Jitka Komárková, Miloslav Hub, Stanislav Struška, Miroslav Pásler

Abstract

Many decisions are influenced by location. Geoinformation technologies together with digital data are today very often used to support spatially-oriented decisions. Another reliable way of spatial information presentation is represented by analogue maps. This contribution describes utilization of software engineering methods in cartography to evaluate and improve quality of maps. Authors have long experience with utilization of usability evaluation of Web based geographic information systems. They propose utilization of suitable methods to evaluate usability of analogue maps. Usability of analogue tourist maps of attractive areas of the Czech Republic was evaluated by means of proposed methods. Maps published by the most famous publishers in the Czech Republics, i. e. maps published by Kartografie Praha, a. s., SHOCart, spol. s r. o., Klub českých turistů o. s. and Geodézie On Line were evaluated. Usability User Testing and Heuristic Evaluation were used as methods for usability evaluation. The main results of case studies are briefly described in the paper. Results of one case study are processed by multi-criteria decision making methods. Benefits and weaknesses of used methods derived from author experience are stated in the end.

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Sedlák P., Komárková J., Hub M., Struška S. and Pásler M. (2015). Usability Evaluation Methods for Spatial Information Visualisation - Case Study: Evaluation of Tourist Maps . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-114-4, pages 419-425. DOI: 10.5220/0005557904190425


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@conference{icsoft-ea15,
author={Pavel Sedlák and Jitka Komárková and Miloslav Hub and Stanislav Struška and Miroslav Pásler},
title={Usability Evaluation Methods for Spatial Information Visualisation - Case Study: Evaluation of Tourist Maps},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={419-425},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005557904190425},
isbn={978-989-758-114-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2015)
TI - Usability Evaluation Methods for Spatial Information Visualisation - Case Study: Evaluation of Tourist Maps
SN - 978-989-758-114-4
AU - Sedlák P.
AU - Komárková J.
AU - Hub M.
AU - Struška S.
AU - Pásler M.
PY - 2015
SP - 419
EP - 425
DO - 10.5220/0005557904190425