Cognitive Maps and Urban Travel

The objective of this chapter is an examination of the relationship between cognitive maps and travel behavior in urban environments. This examination is done incrementally, beginning with clarification of terms relating to cognitive maps, cognitive mapping, and wayfinding. It then emphasizes transportation-related issues such as cognizing of transportation networks, path selection, wayfinding and navigation. The chapter then further examines the problems of selecting paths to destinations by using existing transport networks. The chapter also introduces concerns relating to the role of trip purpose in path selection and discusses how different purposes spawn different path or route selection strategies. The final section briefly examines the interaction between cognitive maps, cognitive mapping, and current practices of travel choice modeling.

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    • Published as Volume 5, Handbooks in Transport series, ISSN 1472-7889.
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    The Boulevard, Langford Lane
    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • Golledge, Reginald G
    • Garling, Tommy
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Illustrations; References;
  • Pagination: pp 501-512
  • Monograph Title: Handbook of Transport Geography and Spatial Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01004075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080441084
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2005 2:04PM