Map that Hunger…

“The necessary limitations of map problems inhibit the student from considering the effects of hunger, emotion, personality, fatigue, leadership, and many other imponderable yet vital factors.” Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945), speaking as a Major in 1931. George Patton, in full George Smith Patton, Jr., was a US Army officer who… Read More

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Map Problems…

“The necessary limitations of map problems inhibit the student from considering the effects of hunger, emotion, personality, fatigue, leadership, and many other imponderable yet vital factors.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) (as a Major in 1931) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank… Read More

The Military Value of Maps…

“When general william sherman was ordered to strike at the heart of the Confederacy during America’s civil war, he first asked for a map of Georgia and Alabama. The document he received, coloured like a patchwork quilt, was like none produced before it. Officials had annotated it county by county with data from the 1860… Read More

Map Reading: Cognitive Load & Route Selection

Research Paper Title Cognitive Load During Route Selection Increases Reliance on Spatial Heuristics. Background Planning routes from maps involves perceiving the symbolic environment, identifying alternative routes, and applying explicit strategies and implicit heuristics to select an option. Two implicit heuristics have received considerable attention, the southern route preference and initial segment strategy. Methods The current… Read More