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ERIC Number: EJ772587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Children's Choice of Visual Variables for Thematic Maps
Michaelidou, Evanthia; Filippakopoulou, Vassiliki; Nakos, Byron
Journal of Geography, v106 n2 p49-60 Mar 2007
The aim of this research is to examine how children use visual variables to represent nominal and ordinal data on thematic maps. Greek students from first (six- to seven-year old), second (seven to eight-year-old), and third grades (eight- to nine-year-old), without any systematic cartographic experience, were invited to participate in the composition of thematic maps at the stage of symbolization of various lists of items/attributes, using a specially designed software tool. The results revealed that many students, when making cartographic decisions, discovered basic principles of the application of visual variables in symbolization of nominal and ordinal data and expressed their preferences. (Contains 6 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece