Author: Balchin, W. G. V.
Source: Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 1 April 1976, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 33-38(6)
Abstract:Graphicacy is described as the educated counterpart of the visual-spatial aspect of human intelligence and communication; it is seen as fundamental in education along with literacy, numeracy, and articulacy. Early investigations of the visual-spatial aspect of human intelligence are described. Since maps, diagrams, photography, and other spatial documents are the tools of graphicacy as well as the basis of geography it is argued that the skill of graphicacy is best imparted at school, college, and university level through geography. An attempt is made to define the content of graphicacy as an intellectual discipline.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1976