Mapping topological relationships in context

Jon Boxerman, Bruce Sherin

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In order to better understand how people construct maps when they are located within the setting they are mapping, we compared how people drew maps between two contexts. Thirty subjects drew maps that included three topological features: the lagoon, the edge of Lake Michigan, and the land between these two bodies of water. We present preliminary data that suggests the accuracy and coherence of the maps generally improved with experience in both contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2010Jul 2 2010


Other9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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