Re: Using sound with a GIS (Al Bregman )

Subject: Re: Using sound with a GIS
From:    Al Bregman  <al.bregman@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 25 Jun 2008 15:49:38 -0400

Dear Nick, My guess is that a display of sound in which the listeners were passive would not work well. If the users had a pen which they could pass over the display, and this caused a sound (perhaps varying in quality with the type of data under the pen), then the users would be able to explore at will, and integrate the information into a two-dimensional spatial representation. It could also be done with vibratory feedback from the pen. Please excuse this email if this all seems obvious. -- Al ------------------------------------------------------------------- Albert S. Bregman, Emeritus Professor Psychology Department, McGill University 1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1. Tel: (514) 398-6103 Fax: (514) 398-4896 ------------------------------------------------------------------- On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 8:40 AM, Nick Bearman <nb92@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hello to everyone on the list, > > I'm interested in how sound (in conjunction with vision) can be used to > show data in a GIS (Geographical Information System). A GIS is basically a > computer based map, which allows users to view, edit and analysis > geographical data. Google Earth is an example of a very basic GIS, which > just allows you to view data. (Apologies if I'm preaching to the > converted, but I wanted to make sure people know what I'm talking about!) > > Specifically I'm looking for references which look at this use of sound. I > have some already (see below) and would be very grateful if people could > post any others they may have. > > MacVeigh, R. & Jacobson, R. D. (2007) Increasing the dimensionality of a > Geographic Information System (GIS) Using Auditory Display. Proceedings of > the 13th International Conference on Auditory Display. Montréal, Canada, > 26-29 June 2007. > > Lodha, S. K., Wilson, C. M. & Sheehan, R. E. (1996) LISTEN: sounding > uncertainty visualization, IEEE Visualization, Proceedings of the 7th > conference on Visualization '96, San Francisco, California, United States. > > Gluck, M. (2000) The Use of Sound for Data Exploration. Bulletin of The > American Society for Information Science, 26(5):26-28. > > Many Thanks, > Nick. > > -- > Nick Bearman > University of Leicester > nb92@xxxxxxxx > nick.bearman@xxxxxxxx > --

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