Accession Number:

ADA073126

Title:

Heuristics for Knowledge Acquisition from Maps.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Acquiring knowledge from a map depends upon procedures for focusing attention, encoding information, and intergrating diverse knowledge. This paper describes the heuristics people use to study and learn maps. Verbal protocols obtained from eight subjects suggested four categories of procedures that were invoked during learning attention, encoding, evaluation, and control. The use of certain heuristics in each category was highly predictive of learning success. Good learners differed from poor learners in their ability to encode spatial information, to evaluate their learning progress, and to focus their attention in accordance with a learning plan. Many of the successful heuristics appear to be readily trainable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE