Hologram-based Route Planning: It is often assumed that three-dimensional topographic maps provide more effective route planning, navigation, orientation, and wayfinding results then traditional two-dimensional representations. This research project investigates whether three-dimensional spatial mappings provide better support for route planning than two-dimensional representations. The project investigates geospatial holograms as potential everyday technology for better route planning and wayfinding. Route planning is an ubiquitous spatial thinking process. Evaluating this process requires sound theoretical foundations. For this end, we have developed a theoretical framework that is based on eye-movement analysis and measuring similarities between routes through a length code matching algorithm to analyze route planning outcomes. Overall, the eye-movement analysis provides important and promising results on route planning effectiveness with three-dimensional geospatial holograms.
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