”If this is the way to drive a ship – just anyone could do it”: 3D nautical charts. About creating acceptance and building standards for VR within the maritime domain
Paper in proceedings, 2010

This paper is presenting a short overview of a human factors project aiming to improve decision-making in navigation by removing the need to conduct mental rotations. This is done by presenting the map in an egocentric view, here called a 3D map. Laboratory experiments have shown clear advantages for the 3D map compared with traditional exocentric map displays. Finally a short description of ongoing work is presented.

User/Machine Systems

User Interfaces

Human factors

Information Systems


Thomas Porathe

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Maritime Operations, Ship Work Environment and Safety

Proceedings of the SIGRAD 2010 international conference

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Subject Categories

Communication Studies

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