Making Maps Easy to Read

PUBLISHED REFERENCES

Here is a list of published references in date order. These references together with abstracts can also be downloaded as a Refer file to import into EndNote and other bibliographic software.

Audley, R. J., Bickmore, D. P. and Phillips, R. J. (1974). Legibility criteria for the efficient use of maps. Final report to the Social Science Research Council for project HR2167.

Phillips, R. J., De Lucia, A. and Skelton, N. (1975). Some objective tests of the legibility of relief maps. Cartographic Journal, 12, 39-46.

Phillips, R. J. and Noyes, L. (1977). Searching for names in two city street maps. Applied Ergonomics, 8, 73-77.

Phillips, R. J., Noyes, L. and Audley, R. J. (1977). The legibility of type on maps. Ergonomics, 20,671-682.

Phillips, R. J., Noyes, E. and Audley, R. J. (1978). Searching for names on maps. Cartographic Journal, 15, 72-77.

Phillips, R. J. and Noyes, L. (1978). An objective comparison of relief maps produced with the SYMAP and SYMVU programs. Bulletin of the Society of University Cartographers, 12, 13-25.

Phillips, R. J. (1979). An experiment with contour lines. Cartographic Journal, 16, 72-76.

Phillips, R. J. (1979). Why is lower case better? Some data from a search task. Applied Ergonomics, 10, 211-214.

Phillips, R. J. (1979). Making maps easy to read: a summary of research. In Kolers, P. A., Wrolstad, M. E. and Bouma, H. (eds.) Processing of Visible Language I, 165-174, New York: Plenum.

Phillips, R. J., Noyes, E. and Audley R. J. (1980). Namen opzoeken op kaarten. Kartografisch Tijdschrift, 6, 33-39. (Dutch translation of Searching for Names on Maps.)

Phillips, R. J. and Noyes, L. (1980). A comparison of colour and visual texture as codes for use as area symbols on thematic maps. Ergonomics, 23, 1117-1128.

Noyes, L. (1980). The positioning of type on maps: the effect of surrounding material on word recognition time. Human Factors 22 (3), 353 - 360.

Audley, R. J. and Phillips, R. J. (1981). Legibility criteria for maps. Final report to the United Kingdom Social Science Research Council for project HR 2917/1.

Phillips, R. J. (1981). Estimating the area of peripheral vision employed for map search. Cartography, 12, 104-107.

Phillips, R. J. (1981). Searching for a target in a random arrangement of names: an eye fixation analysis. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 35, 330-346.

Phillips, R. J. and Noyes, L. (1982). An investigation of visual clutter in the topographic base of a geological map. Cartographic Journal 19(2), 122-132.

Phillips, R. J. (1982). An experimental investigation of layer tints for relief maps in school atlases. Ergonomics 25, 1143 - 1154.

Phillips, R. J. (1984). Experimental method in cartographic communication: research on relief maps. Cartographica 21(1), 120- 128.

Phillips, R. J. (1989). Are maps different from other kinds of graphic information? Cartographic Journal 26, 24-25.

Phillips, R. J., Coe, B., Kono, E., Knapp, J., Barrett, S., Wiseman, G. and Eveleigh, P. (1990). An experimental approach to the design of cartographic symbols. Applied Cognitive Psychology 4, 489-497.


Return to the Making Maps Easy to Read home page.
Updated 30 April 1997