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Who We Are

The Spatial and Map Cognition Research Lab.

What We Do

We study map use, navigation, and spatial thinking primarily. We use multiple measurement tools, including traditional laboratory and in-field behavioral methods as well as fMRI and eye-tracking. 

Where We Do It

SMCRL is a part of the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon - Eugene.

Some of our Publications

Lobben, Amy K. (In Press),  ‘Influence of Data Properties on Animated Maps’,  to appear in Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 

Jacobson, Dan, Amy Lobben, Reginald Golledge, and Matt Rice. (In Press),  ‘Reflections on Past, Present, and Future of Tactile Cartography’,  to appear in Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 

Yao, Xiangkui. (2007),  ‘Pedestrian Navigation Systems: a Showcase of Deep Personalization Theory’,  Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Doctoral Consortium of the 9th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2007).  Singapore.

Fickas, S. , X. Yao, M. Sohlberg, and P. Hung. (2007),  ‘Route-Finding Assistances for Community Travelers with Cognitive Impairments: A Comparison of Four Prompt’,  Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2007).  Singapore.

Lobben, Amy K. (2007),  ‘Navigational map reading: Predicting performance and identifying relative influence of map-related abilities’,  Annals of the Association of American Geographers.  97 (1),  64-85.  [PDF] [DOI]

Yao, Xiangkui and Stephen Fickas. (2007),  ‘Pedestrian Navigation Systems: a Case Study of Deep Personalization’,  First Workshop on Software Engineering for Pervasive Computing Applications, Systems and Environments (SEPCASE'07).  International Conference on Software Engineering Workshops(ICSEW'07) May.

Lawrence, Megan McNally (2006),  The Neural Basis of Map Comprehension and Spatial Abilities  (Master's Thesis, University of Oregon),  [PDF] [UO Libraries]

Lobben, Amy K. (2005),  ‘Controlling the Visualization: Evaluating Spatial Data Mining Patterns While Exploring a Familiar Geographic Environment ’,  International Conference on Information Visualization (IV05).  IEEE Computer Society;  [DOI]

Lobben, Amy K. (2005),  ‘Identifying the Needs of Tactile Map Makers’,  Proceedings of the 22nd International Cartographic Conference: A Coruna, Spain. 

Lobben, Amy K., Judy M. Olson, Jie Huang (2005),  ‘Using fMRI in Cartographic Research’,  Proceedings of the 22nd International Cartographic Conference: A Coruna, Spain. 

Lobben, Amy K. (2004),  ‘Tasks, strategies, and cognitive processes associated with navigational map reading: A review perspective’,  The Professional Geographer  56 (2),  270-281.  [PDF] [DOI]

Lobben, Amy (2003),  ‘Classification and application of cartographic animation’,  The Professional Geographer  55 (3),  318-328.  [PDF] [DOI]

Lobben, Amy and David Patton (2003),  ‘Design Guidelines for Digital Atlases’,  Cartographic Perspectives  44 51-62. 

Olson, Judy M. and Amy Lobben (2003),  ‘Strategy Issues in Map Use for Way-Finding ’,  Cartographic Renaissance: Proceedings of the 21st International Cartographic Conference: Durban, South Africa. 

Lobben, Amy (2001),  ‘Multimedia as a Cartograhic Research Tool ’,  Proceedings of the 20th International Cartographic Conference: Beijing, China.  3035-3043.