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Full tittle:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nKavouras, M., “Human-Computer Interaction Considerations in Terrain Modeling and Visualization”, in Nyerges, T. L., Mark, D. M., Laurini, R., and Egenhofer, M., (Eds): Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction for Geographic Information Systems. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 0-7923-3595-3, 1995.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbstract:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe visual representation of the relief is fundamental in understanding and interpreting the topographic variations of the earth’s surface. Research on efficiant cartographic terrain visualization techniques has been fairly well established. Relief visualization in the context of Geographic Information Systems (GISs) has created an almost new research direction towards the exploitation of more sophisticated visual tools and new data sources. Several techniques have been developed so far, which combine various data creating thus landscape models with high degree of realism. Despite these developments, neither the scope of visualization, nor the design requirements of visual tools for human-computer interaction have been clearly defined. This paper presents an analysis of the most critical issues involved in terrain modeling and visualization, and outlines the required system capabilities for representation and interaction. The diversity of visualization and user interface requirements is illustrated with some examples.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nView more or order: here