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Guest Talk: Workflow diagrams for GIS software - testing of effective cognition

Zdena Dobesova, Ph.D. 

Date/Time: 21.03.2018, 17:30 

Location: D2.2.094 


The presentation shows some examples of workflow diagrams for Geographic Information Systems (GIS software). Two possibilities of evaluation for graphic notations could be considered. The first evaluation is by theory "Physics of Notations". The second way is testing of reading of workflow diagrams by eye-tracking system. Eye-tracking laboratory at Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) has been processed series of experiments with reading of diagrams. Some practical experiments with workflow diagrams will be presented.


She has several lectures for study branch Geoinformatics and Geography at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Her research interests are GIS, digital cartography, the visual programming language in GIS, scripting in Python for ArcGIS and relational databases. She is and author of 8 books and more than 70 articles from journals and conferences. She received her habilitation in System Engineering and Information Science with theses Graphical Notation of Visual Languages in GIS. More at:

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