Part of the MSc in Geographical Information Science (Modular Access for Part-Time Study)
The course explores theoretical and practical aspects of visual cognition, examining mechanisms by which we represent and understand the world around us.
These ideas underpin models of cartographic communication. The course also explores ideas in human computer interaction as a prerequisite to the understanding of how technology has been utilised in the automation of the art and science of cartography.
Ideas of scientific visualisation are extended, exploring greater levels of immersion afforded through visualisation of high dimensional geographic space. These ideas lead naturally to ideas of virtual reality. When combined with mobile technologies we can further explore ideas of augmented reality and begin to understand the constraints in the design and utilisation of intelligent spatial technologies.
The practical element will explore the use of visualisation software that enables the exploration of geographic information.
NB: This module assumes some previous knowledge of the subject.
Mondays From 13th Jan 2014 (5 weeks)