Sketch map analysis using GIS buffer operation

Kohei Okamoto*, Kei Ichi Okunuki, Toshibumi Takai

*Corresponding author for this work

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We developed a method to analyze sketch maps by GIS, and applied it to an actual case study. We found that analysis using buffer operation was more effective for sketch map analyses than other methods, such as the entire road length method and area method. After modeling the buffer method, an experimental study of the micro-genetic cognitive process was conducted on sketch maps from Japanese students and Brazilian residents in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-244
Number of pages18
JournalLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference Spatial Cognition 2004: Spatial Cognition IV - Reasoning, Action, Interaction - Frauenchiemsee, Germany
Duration: 2004 Oct 112004 Oct 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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