ITcon Vol. 15, pg. 122-131, http://www.itcon.org/2010/9

User evaluation of a software interface for geovisualization and communication of uncertain urban ontologies

submitted:July 2009
published:February 2010
editor(s):Teller J, Billen R, Cutting-Decelle A-F
authors:H. Ban, Ph.D. Candidate,
Department of Geography, The Ohio State University;
ban.11@buckeyemail.osu.edu

O. Ahlqvist, Assistant Professor,
Department of Geography, The Ohio State University;
ahlqvist.1@osu.edu
summary:The study aims to evaluate a software interface that is developed for interactive representation and negotiation of spatial concepts of urban ontology terms such as ex-urbanisation to help communication and knowledge sharing between users. We conduct two types of user-evaluation; closed interviews focusing on general aspects of the interface, and in-depth interviews to deal with boundary issues of urban environment between stakeholders. From the result, we find that the software interface could be useful for urban ontology research and land use, with support of different ontologies of different actors for a common concept.
keywords:user evaluation, software interface, communication, ex-urbanisation, urban concept, uncertainty.
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citation:Ban H, Ahlqvist O (2010). User evaluation of a software interface for geovisualization and communication of uncertain urban ontologies, ITcon Vol. 15, Special issue Bringing urban ontologies into practice, pg. 122-131, http://www.itcon.org/2010/9