© 2018 – CRC Press
176 pages | 14 Color Illus. | 35 B/W Illus.
Human factors play a critical role in the design and interpretation of remotely sensed imagery for all Earth sciences. This book will bring together current topics widely recognized and addressed regarding human cognition in geographic imagery, especially remote sensing imagery with complex data. It will address themes around expertise including methods for knowledge elicitation and modeling of expertise, the effects of different aspects of realism on the interpretation of the environment, spatial learning using imagery, the effect of visual perspective on interpretation, and a variety of technologies and methods for utilizing knowledge in the analysis of remote sensing imagery.
"Almost two decades have passed since the initial foray into the intersection of psychology and remote sensing. And so, our community of like-minded researchers will no doubt welcome the arrival of this latest endeavor. Much has changed since then, not only in our ability to gather geospatial data, but also to access it and extract actionable information. However, performing this task (sense-making) in an accurate and efficient manner requires awareness of, and careful attention to, not only the technologies required, but the human factors that are inextricably involved as well. This update and expansion on the prior work will help both the seasoned researcher (as a go to reference), as well as the newcomer (as required reading), through the breadth and depth of insights provided within a single, cohesive work."
—Paul Pope, Space & Remote Sensing group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
"Since collaborating with Dr. Hoffman (and others) on the earlier version of this book, the science behind human acquisition of spatial knowledge has advanced greatly. And a second examination of these advances (not merely an update, but a companion volume) ensures that the scientific timeline (due to both advancing science and technology) is retained. This volume also adds two important features. First, it stretches across a myriad of disciplines involving such knowledge acquisition and, second, it treats the topic globally.
For anyone who uses geospatial information (or anyone who wants to), this book can serve as an invaluable background resource. It’s worth the read!"
— H. Michael Mogil, Certified Consulting Meteorologist
"We are here treated with an update to the classic The Interpretation of Remote Sensing Imagery: The Human Factor. As with the Editors themselves, the area has ‘moved on’ substantively since the turn of the century. Now here, in its many elaborated forms, is a maturing science that cries out for reappraisal and reinterpretation and this text provides it in spades. Assembling a stellar line of contributors, the present Editors have done a marvelous job of illustrating the involving intellectual evolution of the burgeoning human science based on geospatial analyses. As with its progenitor, I anticipate that this also will become a classic of our times."
—Peter Hancock, University of Central Florida, USA
Employing ontology to capture expert intelligence within GEOBIA: automation of the interpretation process; Object-‐Based Approaches to Remote Sensing Feature Extraction; Perception and interpretation of realistic representations: the particular case of ski maps; Eye-tracking evaluation of non-photorealistic maps of the cities and photorealistic visualization of extinct Village; Controlling the photo-realism level; Visual illusions and satellite imagery- a shady business; A Cloudy View from the Top: How Humans Rapidly Categorize Satellite Images with an Earth-bound Mind; History of Cognitive Research Concerning the Interpretation of Remotely Sensed Imagery Characteristics of geospatial photographs in transferring spatial knowledge; K-12: Similarities and Differences in Spatial Learning between Remote Sensing Imagery, Aerial Photography, and Web-Based Maps