ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
The actual and potential contributions of human factors to the design and evaluation of aviation maps are described. The selection and depiction of map information are influenced by the tasks, by the users and the cartographers capabilities, and by technological advances. The relevance of psychological knowledge, particularly of visual perception and information processing, is appraised for map design, and methods and measures appropriate for the evaluation of maps are discussed. The skills and abilities of the successful map designer and the effective map user are considered. The communication of cartographic information in aviation could be enhanced by establishing which human factors data from other sources may validly be applied to map design and map reading.