Evaluation of Present-day Czech Road Books in User Field Research

Journal / Conference: Geografické dny Liberec : výroční konference ČGS (srpen 2008) (ISBN 978-80-7372-367-5)
Authors: et al.
Year: 2008
Category of Publication: Contribution in Conference Proceedings
Pages, web: s. 81
Keywords: assessment of cartographic works, road books, aesthetics, user-friendliness, field research
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Abstract: Evaluation of present-day road books was conducted as a part of assessment of cartographic works. This assessment is conducted using aesthetic and user-friendliness criteria and is part of a larger project financed by the Grant Agency of the Charles University (GA UK no. 249/2006/B-GEO/PrF) called "Application of Aesthetics in Visualization Methods of Cartography". The road books were evaluated by a combined method of evaluation criteria and field research among users which took place in November 2007 at selected petrol stations in the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. The users´ opinions and evaluations were collected via questionnaires and conducted interviews. The paper presents results of the field research and the evaluation of criteria. The evaluation was performed by a four-member team of geography and cartography students, with the help of methodological instructions of the author.
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