Re: Using sound with a GIS (Stefan Strahl )

Subject: Re: Using sound with a GIS
From:    Stefan Strahl  <stefan.strahl@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 26 Jun 2008 01:37:15 +0200

Dear Nick, in this context it might be interesting to have a look at the "Exvis" project from the computer graphics group at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. They designed a multi-modal (visual, tactile and sound) representation using data-driven geometric textured icons whose auditory texture could be explored by sweeping a cursor across the screen. They did also a "sonification" of geographical data. EXVIS: An exploratory data visualization environment (1989), G GRINSTEIN, R PICKETT, M WILLIAMS, Proceedings Graphics Interface '89 Google just found this article with even more information about it: :) stefan -- Dipl.-Math./Inf. MSc Stefan Strahl Animal Physiology & Behavior Group IBU, Fakultät V Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg 26111 Oldenburg, Germany On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 9:49 PM, Al Bregman <al.bregman@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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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