Landmarks selection in street map design

C J Kao
2014 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
In Taiwan many electrical maps present their landmarks according to the category of the feature, a designer short of knowledge about mental representation of space, can cause the map to lose its communication effects. To resolve this map design problem, in this research through long-term memory recall, navigation and observation, and short-term memory processing 111 participants were asked to select the proper landmark from study area. The results reveal that in Taiwan convenience stores are
more » ... ience stores are the most popular local landmark in rural and urban areas. Their commercial signs have a unique design and bright color. Contrasted to their background, this makes the convenience store a salient feature. This study also developed a rule to assess the priority of the landmarks to design them in different scale maps.
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012075 fatcat:2jqdianrhbb7lfaeuz6kxbhgu4