Denis White's research while affiliated with Oregon State University and other places

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Dot mapping is a traditional method for visualizing quantitative data, but current automated dot mapping techniques are limited. The most common automated method places dots pseudo-randomly within enumeration areas, which can result in overlapping dots and very dense dot clusters for areas with large values. These issues affect users’ ability to es...
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Many small-scale map projections exist, and they have different shapes and distortion characteristics. World map projections are mainly chosen based on their distortion properties and the personal preferences of cartographers. Very little is known about the map projection preferences of map-readers; only two studies have addressed this question so...
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Many small-scale map projections exist and they have different shapes and distortion characteristics. World map projections are mainly chosen based on their distortion properties and the personal aesthetic preferences of cartographers. Very little is known about the map projection preferences of map-readers; only two studies have addressed this que...

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... The specific verification attempt of one of a small set of entries then led us to create a novel visual representation we call "Motion Plausibility Profiles" (Sec. 6). These allowed us to analyze the data from specific individual contributors. ...
... There are several user studies on the readability and user preference of map projection visualisations, e.g. [10,26,28,52]. In particular, these have found that viewers find it difficult to understand the distance or direction between two points if this requires reasoning about the discontinuity in the projection and mentally wrapping the projection around a globe to understand their relative position. ...