Perception and reality: Exploring urban planners' vision on GIS tasks for multi-touch displays

Rojin S. Vishkaie, Richard Levy

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

For urban and transportation planners, GIS has become an essential tool in land use planning and in the design of urban infrastructure. The use of PC-based GIS software has made it possible to analyze massive data sets on an urban scale. Although there is a wide availability of new multi-touch displays such as smart-phones, tablets, tabletops and large wall displays, they are rarely used by planning professionals. This research explores the role that such displays may have with GIS experts, specifically urban planners. In conducting this research, interviews with GIS professionals focused on how they analyzed GIS data, as well as their perceptions of the types of tasks that maybe suitable for multi-touch displays. The primary tasks identified from the participants in the study were collaboration, visualization and data analysis. This research will further analyze the tasks, with respect to urban planners and consider the properties of various multi-touch displays to explore the role of multi-touch displays in the GIS context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
Pages265-270
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2012Nov 14 2012

Publication series

NameITS 2012 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces

Conference

Conference7th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period11/11/1211/14/12

Keywords

  • gis
  • multi-modal interaction
  • multi-touch displays
  • urban planning
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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