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Data and GPS systems: comparing navigation and landmark knowledge between GPS users and non-GPS users

Ahmadpoor, N.; Heath, T.

Authors

N. Ahmadpoor



Contributors

Anastasia Karandinou
Editor

Abstract

The experiments implemented in this research demonstrate that people who navigate an urban environment using GPS have poorer landmark knowledge than those who do not use GPS. Furthermore, discriminant analysis reveals certain attributes of urban landmarks that GPS users rely on for memory of urban place. The research also examines the reasons for poor landmark knowledge amongst GPS users and this is discussed from the perspectives of different disciplines. Finally, the paper analyses how the findings of this study can inform urban design and enable greater cognitive engagement of GPS users with urban environments by enabling them to develop greater landmark and spatial knowledge of place.

Citation

Ahmadpoor, N., & Heath, T. (2019). Data and GPS systems: comparing navigation and landmark knowledge between GPS users and non-GPS users. In A. Karandinou (Ed.), Data architecture and the experience of place: new approaches to data and senses. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Publication Date Jan 1, 2019
Deposit Date Nov 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jul 2, 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Book Title Data architecture and the experience of place: new approaches to data and senses
Chapter Number 9
ISBN 9781351139311
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1299771
Publisher URL https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351139311

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