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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Importance of knowing location

The user interviews are revealing many insights that as a GIS expert I take for granted. One of the interviewees revealed that just being able to maps of things they are interested in is a big thing for their field. We should not take for granted the simplicity and importance that just knowing about location means we can create a map.

So one of the first geographic concepts that we need to consider is that almost everything happens somewhere, and by knowing this where, we can build a map.

1 comment:

  1. I created a new display system for a map and did some user studies. A big realisation was that people who haven't used 'GIS' aren't aware of layers of information/dispaly/markers that you can hide and show at the click of a button. They really liked that, which I had taken as already known.