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Episode 56: Landmark research navigates its way to success

Why is it easier to follow directions when they are explained through a series of landmarks instead of street names? Dr Matt Duckham and Dr Stephan Winter from the Department of Geomatics in Melbourne University’s School of Engineering were approached by whereis.com to answer these questions.

More information

Why is it easier to follow directions when they are explained through a
series of landmarks instead of street names? Dr Matt Duckham and Dr
Stephan Winter from the Department of Geomatics in Melbourne
University’s School of Engineering were approached 12 months ago by http://www.whereis.com to
answer these questions. Their research is now implemented into what
they believe is the world’s first online landmark selection system
based on cognitive principles.

To see Dr Matt Duckham talk more about this project go to: http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/studio/ep-35.

For more information about the collaboration between whereis.com and the Department of Geomatics go to:
http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/newscentre/highlights.html#whereis

Credits

Produced by Emma O’Neill
Camera by Peter Garnish
Edited by Robert Cross

With thanks to Dr Matt Duckham and Dr Stephan Winter from the Department of Geomatics and whereis.com representatives Michelle Robinson and Danielle Horan.