Development of a Computerized Cognitive Mapping Technique for Establishing the Service Area of Neighborhood Parks

Authors

  • Seong-Il Kim
  • Lawrence R. Mutter
  • Joanne M. Westphal

Keywords:

Microcomputers, park service areas, cognitive maps, neighborhoods.

Abstract

Tills paperreports on the use of a computer program to facilitate the definition of a neighborhood park service area using cognitive maps. Cognitive map information provided by residents, while valuable as a planning tool in understanding park use and nonuse, is often difficult to quantify and interpret. Tills illustrates how a microcomputer can assist recreation planners in "fine tuning" the service area of a neighborhood park.

Published

1988-07-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers