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Abstr. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 217, 2019
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© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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  15 Jul 2019

15 Jul 2019

Effect of Frame Structure on Interpretation of Map Symbols

Zhilin Li Zhilin Li
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

Keywords: Relational structure, topological structure, map symbol, symbol interpretation, frame of symbol

Abstract. Various studies (e.g. Forrest and Castner 1985, Blok 1987, Clarke 1989, Leung and Li 2002) have shown that some map symbols are very effective (easy to understand the meaning) while some other symbols are not very effective (difficult to understand the meaning). Such results are in accordance our experiences in map use. A question arising is “What matters?” The simple answer is “complexity”.

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