04 Sep 2012 to 04 Sep 2012
This paper describes a set of new spatial interfaces that provide new ways to perceive and communicate spatial science to citizens, students and other stakeholders in everyday spaces. Geographic information science is a significant field whose principles and techniques underpin spatial analysis, mapping, planning, environmental management, and many forms of spatial decision-making in society. A selection of spatial interface research projects developed at the Spatial Interface Research Lab are presented to show how we are deploying new ways to visualize spatial phenomena normally invisible in everyday spaces. In particular, we are exploring situated simulations, virtual sensors, and augmented spaces. Together, these mobile spatial visual interface experiences enable us to reveal the geospatial Matrix of sorts. These situated visual interfaces act as portals in alternate representations of geographic space -enabling us to step in and out of one or more geospatial metaverses at will, while mobile or in situ. By developing new ways to connect abstract models and geosimulations to real spaces, we may help users perceive understand them more deeply. This research has considerable potential to enhance spatial science awareness, improving public education and social engagement.
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