Chapter 10: Interactive Audiovisual Design for Cartography: Survey, Prospects, and Example
Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
This chapter discusses prospects for designing maps as interactive digital artefacts integrating visual and acoustic elements to be used over the World Wide Web. To ground the discussion, the chapter first presents the results of a survey of contemporary online maps that use or organize sound within the application to assess prevalent design practices for ‘sound maps’. The chapter then discusses possibilities for thinking of maps as and designing maps to be used as audiovisual information interfaces, using the web map application called Montreal BTEX Emission Sources 2008 as an example, and including a brief overview of information sources that could assist interested map makers.
Keywords: Acoustic; Audio; Audiovisual; Interactive; Internet; Maps; Sound; Sound design; Web.