The ability of evolving data visualization techniques (e.g. video image-capture technology) to portray realistically both the sensuous and connotative properties of the molar environment and change within the environment has produces an abundance of environmental perception studies using various visualization technologies. Future growth in the application of these technologies to environmental change perception research requires consideration of three sets of issues: (1) the nature of the perceptual experiencing of environment; (2) simulation of thise experience; and (3) presentation of environmental displays to people engaged in the studies.
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Preparationo f this paperw asp artially supported by funding from the Minnesota Agricultural ExperimentS tation,a nd by cooperative agreementws ith the IntermountainF orest and RangeE xperimentS tationa nd the North Central Forest Experiment Station of the USDA-Forest Service, and by cooperative agreemenwt ith the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service.