Arzu Coltekin: Cartography and Astronomy: Ancient and Modern Synergies

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, July 19, 2012



Link to Video of Presentation

In this talk Arzu Coltekin explores the ancient and modern traditions of mapping; extracting the design principles applied and used by astronomy and cartography communities along the way. Touching upon celestial cartography, planetary mapping, photogrammetry and sterescopic visualization first, she presents the current understanding and debate on modern geovisualization design. The talk samples currently influential ideas, theories as well as some experiments by the speaker and her collaborators, including a vision inspired visualization project and some empirical studies with eye tracking.