Chapter 11. Single user Environments: Desktop to Mobile

  1. Mordechai (Muki) Haklay Senior Lecturer
  1. Mordechai (Muki) Haklay Senior Lecturer2 and
  2. (Lily) Chao Li MSc, PhD1

Published Online: 31 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470689813.ch11

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

How to Cite

Haklay, M. and Li, C. (2010) Single user Environments: Desktop to Mobile, in Interacting with Geospatial Technologies (ed M. (. Haklay), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470689813.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCL, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998243

Online ISBN: 9780470689813

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Keywords:

  • single user environments - desktop to mobile;
  • luminous planning table;
  • geospatial technologies and requirements - in terms of storage, processing and display;
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications;
  • large monitor impact on user productivity in GIS;
  • screen size impact and time spent on non-task specific interactions;
  • designing desktop applications - use of maps as main interaction and output device;
  • current eye tracking studies - showing people scanning interface from top left to bottom right;
  • SAP Business Objects - ways of constructing a query and execution, familiar to users;
  • advanced applications of geographical information handling - user required to carry out a repetitive task made of several steps

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Technological considerations

  • Understanding the user context

  • Designing desktop applications

  • Mobile devices

  • Summary

  • Further reading

  • Revision questions